Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.”  And it was so.   

~ Genesis 1:11

The University UMC community garden, Giving Garden, (531 Umstead Drive) is growing! Many individuals and families are already helping TABLE, benefiting students at Northside and Seawell Elementary Schools by bringing in nonperishable items. Now you have the opportunity to also help bring fresh vegetables to these students. Ripe produce may also be taken home by volunteers. Questions? Please contact Ann Booterbaugh.

Welcome to Giving Garden!

During these cold winter months, workdays will be as needed. Beginning in March 2019, we will have regular workdays.

We hope you will come and join the other volunteers as we prep the soil and plant! If you have any questions, please contact Ann Booterbaugh.

Can You Grow a Garden Sponge?

What is a luffa (loofa) plant? You may have heard of a loofa sponge? Did you know it comes from a plant? The luffa plant is a vegetable gourd in the cucumber family. The luffa fruit can be eaten if harvested early, about one inch in diameter and less than seven inches long. If the fruit is left on the vine for 150-200 warm days, it will become a sponge that can be used in bathrooms and kitchens. We are growing luffa for both eating and cleaning. Come out and see it grow!

University UMC Community Garden (corner of Umstead Road and Estes Extension)
John Umstead Tilling the Garden

Progress at the Giving Garden