Grace Garden: Five years of feeding the needy
Cid Barcellos, a Yolo County Master Gardener who helped create Grace Garden, smells a ripe tomato freshly picked from the garden. Members of the Davis United Methodist Church and others instrumental in keeping the garden program going will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Sunday. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
Grace Garden began as an idea, a seed planted that bears much fruit.
In the spring of 2009, Jim Tischer took Gwen Oliver and me to a church in Santa Rosa to see their wonderful garden. Their goal was to feed the hungry of the community.
We returned to Davis United Methodist Church, looked at the weeds growing in a vacant area behind the church buildings, and decided we could do better than weeds. As Master Gardeners, Gwen and I knew we could make something productive out of 5/8 of an acre. That summer we planted a few vegetables to see how they would grow. By late summer we were committed to the garden. Continue Reading