Get ready Trinity, we are starting the newest community garden in greater Lafayette. We will have a space in our south lawn area that is 30’ by 30’. And we will need you to help our garden grow!
Sign up here to help take care of the garden. To help with the Garden and Grill meals, or for help with the online sign up, please call the church office at (765) 742-1288.
Share your garden story and pictures on Facebook. Check in at Trinity United Methodist Church - Lafayette and use the hashtags #pickaveggiepullaweed #growlocallafayette #trinitygarden
Adopt a Week to Water, Weed, and Harvest
Sign up here.
Garden and Grill Meals: Third Tuesday at 6 pm (June, July, August)
All are welcome to our neighborhood cookouts. Learn new recipes, enjoy locally grown foods, and get to know our neighbors.
Grow Local: Urban Gardens Network
The community garden network, called Grow Local, has 12 - 15 gardens around the city. The network is coordinated by Ken McCammon who provides transplants and seeds. He also helps till and prep the garden beds. Through Grow Local, each garden is assigned a Master Gardener and provided resources and support.
Community gardens are intended to be shared with the community, and if enough produce is available, with food pantries. Our garden will be a great way to engage with the Centennial Neighborhood and contribute to St. John’s Food Pantry across the street.
Urban Food Desert
Centennial Neighborhood is an urban food desert, where residents must travel 1 miles or more to the nearest healthy food vendor (see map below).
Food retailers are not encouraged to develop in low-income areas because of market conditions such as high development costs and a perceived low return in investment. Because of this, residents of low-income areas in both urban and rural areas have less access to affordable healthful foods. Access to healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole grains are a key component to good health and well-being. Individuals who have access to supermarkets in general tend to have healthier diets and are at lower risk of chronic disease such as diabetes.