Equip people for works of service
Ephesians 4:11-13
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Learn2Grow_Website_logo.pngAlbeit unnamed at the time, our first Community Bridges program was Learn-2-Grow, launched in the summer of 2014 as we worked with our local homeless shelter to provide day programming for the guests.  We tilled and planted the first community garden that year, and in collaboration with the guests at the shelter, harvested over 800 pounds of produce that were donated to local food banks.


We are now gardening just over 2 acres of land, providing an opportunity for youth in our community to come together and literally Learn-2-Grow. During the past five summers, approximately 100 youth enrolled in our local YMCA summer camp came once a week and worked in one of our community gardens.  The emphasis was to both learn and serve.