Epworth United Methodist Church is excited to announce our newest ministry, Epworth Grows. Epworth Grows is a community garden at Epworth which has two primary functions. First we are excited to provide fresh produce for James Island Outreach. We believe everyone should have access to fresh healthy food, regadless of income. While canned vegetables are better than no vegetables, fresh is healthier and better. Second, we want to spread knowledge about gardening. Gardening is not as scary as some people might think. This garden will serve as a classroom for people to learn how to grow their own produce at home. We will help people understand how to plant, tend, and harvest their own gardens.
This ministry is made possible through the generosity of people like you. We have received donations of resources, time, money, and prayers. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting this ministry with a gift of your resources, time, money and/or prayers. The garden runs primarily on 5 volunteers who sign up for a 3 month rotation. Each primary volunteer is assigned one day a week and asked to work 1-2 hours on their assigned day in the garden. We also have alternate volunteers, incase the primary volunteer can not be here on her/his assigned day. Finally, we have community work days once or twice a month were anyone can come out to volunteer. These work days are a fun time of work, fellowship, food, and fun.
We train everyone who comes to the garden. In other words, you just have to be willing to help and we will give you all the formation you need to be a productive gardener. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering at any level. Please feel free to contact our office by phone or e-mail (listed on the bottom of the page) if you have any questions. We would love to tell you how God has been moving in our midst to make this ministry possible.