Sustainable Garden

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Dear Gardeners already involved in helping to take care of our grounds and flower gardens.  We would like your input and continued involvement in this work of God's creation for our parish. Please let us know of your continued interest by answering the questions on this survey form.  Thank you for your contributions to our parish. 

Support the Hungry, At-Risk Children and Families of our Area
We use a garden plot in front of the St. Francis rectory to grow and harvest herbs, vegetables and flowers. In past years, each harvest has produced over 180 lbs. of produce - all delivered to the pantry at Foundations Preschool of Ann Arbor (Perry) (child care center for at-risk children and their families). The Garden is dedicated to peace and tranquility!

And new this year, our Sustainable Garden Project now has two parts: 
Support Michigan Native Plants Initiatives
This second garden of Michigan native plants is a new initiative of the St Francis Sustainability Committee. 

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Seed and Seedling Annual Sale
The St. Francis Sustainable Garden Seed and Seedling Sale will normally be after Masses on a Sunday in May.  What will be on sale? We will have tomato and herb seedlings as well as seeds we have acquired from other organic sources.   What does this money go to? These funds help us obtain garden materials that we use for everyday maintenance of our garden, including stakes, straw for mulching, etc.

Donations and volunteers are welcome.  If you would like to garden with your kids, or just an opportunity to care for one of God’s gardens - this is a wonderful hands-on way to give.  Come learn about gardening!  To volunteer in the Garden, fill the online form below. For more information contact Erich Jensen (734-771-8511) erichjensen(at)