LCS Services

Garden

Gardening with a Purpose

Community gardening is an essential part of our food security programming. Gardens provide fresh produce for our pantries, and are an important tool to help educate clients on healthy eating and engage the community in food security awareness.

Peace Garden

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This garden is at our Main Office and provides food for that pantry location. Our 13 garden beds are tended by community based garden coordinator, Melody Mason, with the help of other community members and volunteers. 

Melody had previously helped manage a community garden in Chester, PA. She recently completed the Master Gardener program at Penn State Extension. 

“I learned a lot from the LCS garden program and I believe the garden added a special touch to the services that the organization provides. The garden became a place where people felt comfortable and asked a lot of questions related to health, food and more. We are able to produce many pounds of food that adds to the healthy diets of clients. Last we were blessed to have 90% of our seeds produce. I believe it was great people working together in a good space.”

Shepherd's Garden

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Located at the Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd in North Wilmington, this garden is a powerful demonstration of how a community garden can help ground a church in an important ministry, strengthen ties among its members and outreach to its neighbors. What started as a girl scout project with 3 beds, has developed into 7 beds managed by the church and 30 beds for community members, with an automatic irrigation system. Together, they produced more than 3000 pounds of produce for the LCS - St. Stephens pantry location.

Unity Garden

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Coming 2021, our Unity Garden will eventually supply the Unity Pantry with a variety of fresh produce.

Get-Involved

Our gardens depend on volunteers! 

What we need:

  • Volunteers to Tend to Gardens
  • Seedlings for the Garden
  • Additional Supplies (beds, fencing, mulch, etc)
  • Delivery Drivers (produce to our pantries)

Start Your Own Garden

We have developed some in-house expertise that we would be happy to share what we have learned if your church or organization would like to start a garden. There are also many local resources that can provide help:

Resources:

What's Happening in the Garden?

Sowing Love: The Shepherd’s Garden

Learn how Linda Ulmanis and Becca Gulino grew the Shepherd's Garden from an idea to an institution! ...

28, Jul 2021
Growing our Community: The LCS Peace Garden

Learn from Melody Muhammad as she explains how the LCS Peace Garden helps supply our food pantries w...

28, Jul 2021

Get Started with LCS

Need assistance? Contact us and we will help get you started.

With your support, LCS can continue helping provide essential services to community members.