Faith Gardens

Many faith organizations are committing to environmental stewardship in various ways.  Using some of their land for gardens is one example of this emphasis.  Here is a sample list of Faith Gardens in the Toledo area.  Please add to our list.

 

Bowling Green Community Gardens

 

 

·    First United Methodist Church

1526 East Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

·    Peace Lutheran

1021 West Wooster Street

Bowling Green, OH 43402

These gardens were started by a student organization called Freedom at BGSU. Our goal is to provide fresh local produce to those in need, and promote self sufficiency throughout the Bowling Green Community.

 

To get involved, contact Krista Elvey

email: krista.elvey@gmail.com phone: 419-346-5653

 

Cedar Creek Church, Perrysburg

 

·    established in spring of 2009

·    garden size 30’ x 46’ with walkways in between raised rows of approx. 4 feet across. 

·    worked with Toledo Grows for the plants - had a variety of vegetables, herbs & flowers.

·    volunteer base of 14 people, some children, met regularly at least once a week

·    sent food to the soup kitchen 7 different times & at times food was taken home by the volunteers.

·    “We had fun, fellowship, & established lasting friendship.”

·    Contact: Sue White

 

Center of Hope Community Baptist Church

 

 

Jericho Road Youth Urban Garden project

1656 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio 43607, United States

Phone: (419) 243-1165 Fax: (419) 241-7990

Pastor Dr. Donald L. Perryman

Garden address: 1661 Palmwood

·         Provide access to produce or nutritionally rich foods otherwise unavailable to many families and individuals.

·         Donate produce to Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor.

·         Partnership with Toledo Botanical Garden Toledo GROWs

·         Funded in part by a grant from the Kaptur Community Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.

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Christ Presbyterian Church

 

 

4225 Sylvania Ave. at Talmadge Road | Toledo, OH 43623 | 419.475.8629

http://cpctoledo.churchsites.com/home.asp

 

Tom Schwartz, Pastor

 

Their raised beds donate to Toledo Foodbank of NW Ohio and provide fresh produce for ‘the corner’, a monthly community outreach dinner.

Congregation Etz Chayim

 

3853 Woodley Road, Toledo, OH 43606 | Phone: (419)473-2401 * Fax: (419)474-1880 http://www.etzchayimtoledo.org/default.asp

 

Rabbi Edward Garsek

 

Stanford Stark Memorial Garden

First Unitarian Church of Toledo

 

 

3205 Glendale Avenue
Toledo , Ohio  43614-2423

419.381.6999 http://www.uutoledo.org/

 

Rev. Beth Marshall, Parish Minister

 

The garden was started in 2009 as part of Green Sanctuary certification process.

Glenwood Lutheran Church / Braden United Methodist Church

 

 

 [In collaboration with Boys and Girls Club, Firm Foundations, Chance for Change, Toledo GROWS, Ms. Ceebee Kidd]

 

2545 Monroe St Toledo, OH 43620 41.6597 -83.5605 (419) 255-0886

Garden is across Glenwood from Glenwood Lutheran Church.  Gardens and Chicken coop

Messiah Lutheran Church

 

 

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Plant Exchange" "Plant Starter" give-away

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Saturday distribution of free vegetables

 

 

Pastor David Rushton

4703 Summit Street, Toledo Ohio 43611 419-726-0049, 419-726-0177 fax

Gary Miller, Brian Hart - Messiah's Victory Garden Committee

Started in 2008 and greatly expanded in 2009, the gardens provide free vegetables to anyone who ones them on Saturday distribution days and also contributes to Mustard Seed House.

http://messiahlutheran-toledo.org/content/view/115/83/

 

Mustard Seed House

Mustard Seed, an ecumenical ministry of the churches in Point Place / Shoreland area of Toledo Ohio offers direct help and referrals to individuals and families and also operates a choice pantry Feed Your Neighbor site. Mustard Seed is located at 5420 302nd St.  Supporting congregations include Point Place United Church of Christ, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Messiah Lutheran Church, RiverPoint Ministries (United Methodist), Crosspoint Community, and Northpoint Church of the Nazarene.

Monroe Street United Methodist Church

 

 

Garden, Greenhouse by ProMedica, Toledo GROWS and CITE, Chicken Coop

Rev. Karen M. Shepler

3613 Monroe Street Toledo, OH  43606

419-473-1167 419-474-5467 – fax http://www.monroestumc.com/templates/System/default.asp?id=37520

 

 

Padua Center [St. Martin de Porres Church]

 

 

1416 Nebraska Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43607 (419) 241-6465

http://paduacenter.org/

 

Center Staff: Sister Virginia Welsh, OSF, Director, Alicia Smith, Educational Coordinator,

 

 

Salem Lutheran Church

 

 

1125 N Huron St, Toledo, OH (419) 243-2345

 

Adjacent to the Parish House is the “Peace Garden,” a space for meditation, as well as a community vegetable garden.

Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Ohio

 

        

 

 

Garden, Orchard, and Poly House

 

Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Ohio, 6832 Convent Boulevard, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 Phone: 419-824-3623 Fax: 419-824-3700 www.sistersosf.org

 

Sister M. Jeremias Stinson, OSF

Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship, Shrines and Woodlands

Sister M. Grace Ellen Urban, OSF

Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship, Shrines and Woodlands

 

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

 

 

2770 West Central Avenue    Toledo, Ohio 43606     419.473.1367

http://www.standrewsepiscopal.net/

Fr. Jeremiah D. Williamson

St Lucas Lutheran Church

 

 

745 Walbridge Ave Toledo, OH 43609  (419) 243-8189

 

Pastor Martin Billmeier 

St. Michael’s in the Hills

 

Memorial Garden

 

4718 Brittany Road Toledo, Ohio 43615-2314 Phone: (419) 531-1616 Fax: (419) 531-9332  http://www.saintmichaelsepiscopal.org/

 

The Reverend Gregory P. Sammons

The Reverend Margaret Holt Sammons