Garden Ministry

Sowing Seeds, Growing Disciples


Our next meeting will be on November 1 at 7:00 in Room 202, in the Education building.  Please join us!

We will also be working in the garden Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8:30 a.m.

We have taken over 800 lbs of fresh produce to Network so far this year. 


The greenhouse and gardens are located adjacent to First Center, which is directly across Custer from the main FUMCR campus.

Our Projects


Five raised beds provide the opportunity to grow and harvest many varieties of organic vegetables including tomatoes, squash, onions, beets, radishes, eggplant, Swiss Chard, green beans, okra, peppers, spinach, lettuce, watermelons, cantaloupe, arugula, collards,  cucumbers, carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes, plus herbs.  The produce is harvested and taken to Network of Community Ministries several times a week throughout the year. 

Activities include:

  • Planting & harvesting organic vegetables to take to Network
  • Propagating new plants for transplanting
  • Planting & maintaining pots around the church campus
  • Weeding, watering, mulching, & composting
  • Tomato and herb plant sale in March
  • Mother’s Day patio pots sale in May
  • Pansy sale in October
  • Spring flowers sale
  • Visiting other gardens and garden centers in the area


Our greenhouse is used during the winter to start plants from seed and to prepare the Mother's Day Patio Plants for the annual sale.

About Us

Supported by the Methodist doctrine, the Garden Ministry makes all efforts to be green, support the environment, and encourage gardening. It also provides a ministry for members and non-members, who enjoy gardening to participate, educate, teach and learn.

The Garden Ministry began in 2008 with an idea from the Landscape Committee and support from Rev. Ann Willett. The group currently has 16 members on the roster and is always open to more. It is a self-supporting ministry, holding plant sales and accepting donations and memorials to cover expenses.

More information:

Check Us Out at "Garden Ministry FUMCR" on Facebook!