Teusink Neighborhood Garden
A year ago Suzie Steen became a Community Connector through a coaching relationship with Good Samaritan Ministries and has begun to use ABCD principles through their community outreach at Park CRC.
A historic farm owner and member of Park Church donated a half mile acre of land for the community to use as a garden this summer.
A planning group of neighbors and church members began to meet in March. The combined talents and assets of the group and other neighbors have contributed to the gardens success.
The garden was tilled, a well dug, a blog was created, gardens staked, signs made, funds collected, garden storage cabinet built, picnic table donated, and compost box built for the shared use of the gardeners. 50 plots have been rented by the neighbors with an area of corn for everyone to enjoy.
Neighbors chat together as they work on their gardens and they are beginning to share their peas, beans, zucchini and other vegetables that are growing in abundance.
The progress and sense of community ownership is expressed on the blog created by a gardener on the planning team -