The Permaculture Garden serves as a greeting to those who enter the church via the parking lot as well as a place for quiet contemplation. It was built between 2010 and 2012 by 125 church and community volunteers and supported by $70,000 in contributions. It is based on the principle of minimal soil disturbance and consists of multiple perennial plantings that help enrich the soil, attract beneficial insects, and provide aesthetic enjoyment. It also offers edible harvests (persimmons, currants, rhubarb, asparagus, fennel, and sage). Water run-off from the solar array is captured in giant cisterns and is used during drought to water the garden. In the spring, summer, and fall, the area is maintained by a small group of volunteers who meet ready to get dirty on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. More helping hands are always welcome.
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