Blend dirt, plants, sun and some rain, care and prayer and what do you get?
The blessings of a bounteous garden.
This year the community garden that grows in a lot next to St. Johnís United
Church in Chesterton has provided quite a lot of food for the Westchester
Neighbors Food Pantry, the Boys and Girls Club pantry, the monthly community
dinners at St. Johnís, and Westchester Meals.
The garden this year has produced eight watermelons, seven cantaloupes,
three gallons of tiny grape tomatoes, half a bushel of green beans, about
twenty small cucumbers, ten acorn squash, half a bushel or more of big
tomatoes, a quart of small peppers, eight small cabbages, six heads of
cauliflower, about four quarts of broccoli, six small heads of romaine
lettuce, and celery leaves. Also, a highly nutritious plant that grew quite
prolifically in the garden called lambís quarter was harvested and enjoyed
at the food pantry provided a bushel of spinach-like greens.
Yet to be harvested are the Brussels sprouts, okra, more peppers, and
The garden committee appreciates the generous donation of plants initially
from Grow NWT that filled the raised beds and some of the ground level
garden. The committee also thanks Chesterton Feed and Garden for the
additional flats of plants that rounded out the variety of vegetables.
Anyone interested in helping with the garden next year can call the church
and leave their name, phone and email address and someone will return the