Gifts of our time, talents, and money to those in need are an important part of the life of First Congregational Church.
March Outreach The selected organization for Outreach donations for March is Wasatch Community Gardens. https://wasatchgardens.org/. The organization began in SLC in 1989 with a mission “to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.” They believe that the quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its food. They offer garden space, educational programs, and community events to empower people to grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare fresh, healthy food through four main programs: Community Garden, Youth Garden, School Garden, and Community Education. They have one entire garden just for growing tomatoes. It is the Grateful Tomato Garden on 600 E and 800 S. They offer workshops on gardening and the produce often goes to poorer families who have learned to grown some of their own food. Workshops are open to everyone. Although, due to Corona Virus this spring, their workshops are on hold. Wasatch Community Gardens has helped communities to establish gardens in unused blocks of the city, on school grounds, and is involved in a capital campaign to raise money to purchase a larger area of ground for a demonstration garden and the organization’s headquarters.