In an on-going effort to reach out to our neighbors in need…
…the members of East Sylva Baptist Church began producing a community garden in 2009. They lovingly prepare the soil, plant the seeds, and tend to the plants so that God will be glorified with a bountiful harvest of fresh vegetables! The produce from the garden is then donated to the Community Table, United Christian Ministries and the Council on Aging, as well as other individuals within the community of Jackson County.
2014 Community Garden Update:
We were again so happy about our harvest from our Community Garden here at East Sylva. We are again taking produce to United Christian Ministries & the Council on Aging. Over 400 pounds of squash have been delivered in past couple of weeks. The cucumbers and okra are now being harvested and delivered as well. Green beans have been picked and are being canned by the ladies to help provide meals to families after a funeral service at the church. We would again like to thank all the wonderful church members who are helping during all stages of the gardening process.