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First Baptist Church Richmond
Pastor Lockhart's Sunday Sermond
Pastor John Lockhart
Community Garden
The Garden Facility
The Garden Facility

Our community garden consists of a fruit orchard and raised garden plots of varying sizes. The orchard contains apples, pears, plums, figs, and a variety of citrus trees. Many different kinds of vegetables are growin in the garden's 41 raised beds, four of which are wheelchair accessible. There is also an area we call The Sacred Space that contains flowers, fountains, and a number of benches where one can spend a quiet moment in meditation or prayer. The entire garden is irrigated with drip tubing that is centrally controlled, and a significant portion of the garden is lighted, enabling gardeners to work after dark. Also, there are several electrical outlets available that enable the use of power equipment.

Mission Statement
Mission Statement

The Preston Street  Community Garden will be a bountiful source of locally grown, wholesome, and nutritious fruit, herbs, and vegetables for we who till this soil and for us to share with our neighbors in need. In addition to food production, the garden will be an educational resource providing the community with first-hand knowledge and experience in raising, harvesting, and preparing the fruit and vegetables grown here. We view this garden as God's creation. Accordingly every spade of earth turned and every fruit and vegetable produced is to the glory of God.

Objective for the fall growing season
- Offer gardening opportunities to a number of North Richmond residents
- Relpace unproductive fruit and citrus trees
- Increase the amount of produce given to Helping Hands and the Womens' Center

Requirements to achieve objectives
- Identify less than productive garden plots; reclaim and rehabilitate them for new gardeners
Approach community pastors with gardener opportunities
- Prepare community garden plots for fall planting and select crops to be planted
- Select and purchase trees to replace those that died

July 31...Garden plot rehabilitation
- August 1...Communicate with area pastors
- September 1...Vacant individual beds cleaned and rehibilitated
- September 1...Introduce new gardners to the garden and the community family

- September 1...Community production beds cleaned and rehibilitated
- September 15...Be ready to plant fall crops

TBA...Select and purchase replacement fruit trees

First Baptist Church - Richmond

502 S 5th Street, Richmond, TX 77469 
PH: 281-342-8664   FAX: 281-232-2773
Office Hours: 10:00am-3:00pm Monday and Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm Tuesday through Thursday

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