Do You Love To Garden?

The mission of the “Garden of Giving” (formerly known as the Victory Garden) is to “encourage families to experience God’s wholeness through gardening, to raise their own produce, and to share with those in need.”

Would you like to play a part in the “Garden of Giving” here at St. Anastasia?  We are looking for a few people to help out this spring and summer to help weed and water the garden.  Since the garden is located in the courtyard it can only be accessed from inside the church during business hours. This is a great opportunity for teens to complete their service hours!  Please give me a call or email me if you are interested. Cheryl Goniwiecha 248-879-2597.

Donations are needed for the “Garden of Giving”.  We are in need of a few garden items to help make the garden a success:  a new hose, garden gloves, good-quality trowels, hand rakes, and new or used milk crates. Please drop off donations to the office, Attn: Kim. If you go past our courtyard you will see that lots of beautifying is happening there!  Many thanks to builder Blair Zagata and our garden donors for their stewardship!!

Volunteers are needed to pick up surplus produce from Irma’s Fruit and Vegetable stand on Dequindre Road starting late July through October after 7 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday nights. The produce will be delivered back here to St. Anastasia. Boxes of produce can be quite heavy and a large vehicle would be preferable. Please give me a call or email me:  Cheryl Goniwiecha (248)879-2597.

PLANT SALE!!  PLANT SALE!!  We will be having a sale of tomato and pepper plant seedlings on Sunday, May 16 after all Masses. Please plan on supporting the “Garden of Giving” by purchasing a pepper or tomato plant. They will be $2 each or 2 for $3. These plants were hand-started by our Giving Garden committee, so that you can grow your own food at home to enjoy and to share.

We would like to encourage people to donate some of their personal garden bounty at St. Anastasia.  The best drop-off times are day or evening Sunday and Wednesday. Vegetables may be left on the wood chips near the Pastoral Center doors, under the roof. These donations will be then delivered to the Canticle Café food pantry. Questions and comments can be directed to Cheryl or to Kim Houseman.