Greenhouse and Garden
2018 Plant and Bake Sale Dates
The gardening program provides opportunities to work, learn specialized skills, and engage with the natural world. Gardening activities include planting and seeding vegetables, annuals, and perennials in the greenhouse, maintaining a meditation path and woodland garden surrounding a 175-year-old red oak tree, and caring for a butterfly garden and the organic raised-bed gardens.
Eight to ten regular gardeners work as employees. These employed gardeners learn basic work and leadership skills and receive an hourly wage. Along with leading weekly operations, the gardeners work seasonal plant sales and they occasionally attend special events or trainings. There are always volunteer opportunities in the garden.
The greenhouse workers grow a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings for the gardens and for sale year round: vegetables, including their very own hot purple pepper "Holy Smoke," herbs, unusual annual and perennial flowers, ground-covers, shrubs, and indoor plants. Organic herb vinegars, dried herbs, and pepper sauce are also available seasonally.
The grounds offer the community members and the neighborhood places of rest and reflection as well as expanses of lawn for play and flowers and fruits for harvesting.