The Shepherd's Community Garden
It began with the seed of an idea in 2017 in answer to a request from Lutheran Community Services for help in procuring more vegetables for their food pantries. The Shepherd’s Garden was born. We have 7 large beds tended by the church members with all produce donated to LCS food pantries. When it became apparent that we could do more with our lovely growing area, we expanded into a community garden as well. We now have 30 additional beds rented out to community members with the request that they donate 10% of their harvest back to the food pantry. We were able to supply over 2000 lbs to the pantry in 2019. The garden has offered a place of hope and joy in a world of uncertainty. We are blessed by the community that has emerged and their desire to combat hunger in a tangible way.
Becca Gulino and Linda Ulmanis, the garden coordinators, have taken on the mission to spread the word of gardening through our area. In conjunction with the Delaware Center for Horticulture, the Philadelphia Horticulture Society and Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Center (DNREC) we have presented our vision of faith based gardening, and will be on the upcoming tour of the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition tour on August 19, 2020.
If you are interested in gardening with a purpose and would like to meet with our garden coordinators, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in helping tend the garden, harvest or deliver vegetables to the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry sign up here:
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 1530 Folk Road, Wilmington, DE has a vegetable cart in which we are collecting fresh produce for delivery to the St. Stephens Food Pantry in Wilmington. Place your excess produce in the cart and we will deliver to the pantry on Thursday. Clients of the pantry are always excited and appreciative to have fresh produce. Thank you for your support!
Produce is collected in through October. Drop off Wednesday for delivery to the pantry.