Service Opportunity – Divine Dirt
Through the Green Faith Alliance, Trinity is partnering with the iGrow Community Garden Movement. The iGrow is a Frenchtown based youth empowerment and urban agricultural program of the Tallahassee Food Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to grow community- based food systems to ensure food security and accessibility and providing healthy, affordable food for all.
The DIVINE DIRT project will help us build relationships with this traditionally underserved served community and foster racial harmony while we work together to grow food.
Under the supervision of Miaisha Mitchell, Trinity members work in the garden located at 611-Dent Street, Monday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Others working alongside us are members of the Green Faith Alliance, representing faith communities such as St Paul’s UMC, Temple Israel, Holy Comforter, and the Quaker community. All workers wear masks, gloves and maintain social distancing. They all bring their own water supply.
Throughout the summer months, members prepare new garden plots ,raised beds, water existing beds, weed, plant new beds, trim bushes and help maintain the garden space on Dent St.
Proposed fall garden projects are as follows: build new raised beds on available land, encourage more Trinity member participation, involve our youths to learn gardening skills, dialogue with community church members and neighborhood residents. Winter crops that are anticipated would be lettuces, collards, kale and other seasonal vegetables.
Times and day would be determined by the director as well as polling of Trinity volunteers. Produce from the garden would be distributed for the area residents or sold at other community gardens.
Our goals are to build awareness of sustainable food, healthy eating and cooking and work toward environmental, climate and social justice. By working together as ONE we can make this happen.
If interested, please contact our Trinity representatives below:
Linda Rogers: [email protected]
Mary Ann Moore: [email protected]
Green Faith Alliance representatives for Trinity United Methodist Church