From New Hartford Plus:
The North Congregational Church’s Community Garden was born out of discussions within the congregation about the use of our Parsonage. For many years the building had been used as a residence and as is the case with all homes, years of wear and tear had left their mark. Realizing that the cost of renovations, at this time, were beyond our resources, we began the process of discerning how to best use the property. An important factor in our decision-making was to be faithful to our mission of outreach in the community. The suggestion of planting and maintaining a community garden to provide fresh produce to the local food kitchens was born out of our desire to heed Jesus’ command to feed the hungry.