Beaver Lake Community Garden

Beaver Lake applied for and received a $2,500 grant from the ELCA to build a community garden to serve our neighbors and local refugees in partnership with Arrive Ministries and Achieve Language Academy.  The community garden project was unanimously approved by the Outreach Committee on April 24, 2018.  The Property Committee had a chance to weigh in and ask questions on April 30, 2018 and gave the Garden Team their go-ahead.  The congregation also had an opportunity to learn about the project and ask questions in a discussion forum on May 6, 2018 and were in support of the garden.  Therefore, the BLLC Council voted by email on May 8th to make use of the $2,500 ELCA grant to create a new community/refugee garden with approximately ten to twelve 20' x 20' plots to start with.  They gave Pastor Nate and the Garden Team permission to immediately start breaking ground and go forward with the steps needed to develop the garden for use in 2018 in the area between Stillwater Avenue and the Labyrinth.  They were also given permission to install rain barrels on the south side of the Education Hall to be used to provide water for the garden.  


Any questions about the garden?  Please contact Pastor Nate or a Community Garden Team member: Deb Houtkooper, Lynda Woodman, Leslie Shank, Ann O'Keefe or Katie Xiong.


New pictures are added often as work gets done.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see all the hard work our volunteers are doing!


Pastor Nate breaking ground!
Lots of cut sod to move with a shovel...?
Jeremy had a better idea!
Sod is gone!
Compost is delivered.
A post hole digger is a handy machine for so many holes!