Community Garden

God continues to amaze us in His timing and favor on the JFP.  In September, as many of you know, we went down to the Hubbard City Council meeting to propose a community garden.  The Lord basically told us, just go down and ask for some land.  So, that is what we did.  Our vision:

  • develop a plot on city parks land
  • partner with local businesses to secure donated building supplies
  • select six Hubbard families who attend the Jubilee Food Pantry to each tend an 8′ X 8′ garden plot
  • connect families or church members from the local churches to be “sponsors” of each plot to offset water costs to the city
  • 10% of the garden yield would go to feeding others in the community through the JFP
  • by April of 2011 begin planting

The city council seemed open to the idea and I was encouraged as I left the meeting.  Last week I heard from the city planner that the parks commission months ago had already developed and approved a proposal for a community garden and that the only missing piece was a community volunteer to organize and administrate the project.  Looking over the plan that they had laid out, it was exactly what we wanted in the Jubilee Community Garden!

So when I went back to the city council this month to hear their decision I felt at peace and confident that it was going to happen.  We met zero opposition, any obstacles (zoning, permits, etc.) were cleared and we have been given full responsibility and leadership for planning, developing and implementing the Jubilee Community Garden.  A large section probably about 75′ wide for an entire city block was set aside and they even approved the city to pay to have the garden irrigated to have a water spigot!

We are so excited for this opportunity to help build His Kingdom!  We both get goose bumps envisioning the entire city block eventually packed full of 8′ by 8′ raised garden beds with all kinds of people growing their own veggies to share with others.  This is the Jubilee!

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2 Responses

  1. Ahhhhh!!! I LOVE IT!

  2. WOW! GOD YOU CONTINUE TO AMAZE US WITH YOUR PROVISION AND PERFECT TIMING! THANK AND PRAISE TO YOU ON BEHALF OF JUBILEE TEAM.
    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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