The garden is an opportunity for the Kensington community along with their families and friends to come together to help others. We welcome individuals, small groups, families, friends and neighbors.
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places- firm muscles, strong bones. You'll be like a well-watered garden...The Message, Isaiah 58:11:
How big and where is the garden?
Approximately 1 acre. South side of Stoney Creek Road, just west of Adams, in Lake Orion. You can Mapquest 3265 Stoney Creek Road, Oakland Township, MI 48363. The Garden is just west of that mailbox.
What am I committing to if I sign up?
Signing up gets you on the email list so you can receiver frequent garden updates. To receive emails please contact Melissa Borglin at Melissa.email@example.com .
What are we going to do with the vegetables?
The majority of the food goes to people in need at FISH of Oxford and Lake Orion, Baldwin House, Lighthouse in Pontiac, Grace Centers of Hope. Perhaps you know a family that would be blessed by vegetables as well. Bring them to the garden and work together and encourage them to take home what they need.
What supplies will I need to bring?
BRING bug spray, sunscreen, water, garden gloves, and people you want to spend time with.
Is the garden organic?
There are different meanings of "organic gardening." No herbicides (like Round-Up) are ever allowed in the garden. Fertilizers and pest control products will all be provided. Please bring no products on your own.
What about people who have never gardened before?
One of the greatest benefits of community gardening is learning from other gardeners. We have a range of experience in the gardens and many resources to help people who are just getting started.
When can I work in the Garden?
There are 6 weekly time slots, some morning, some evening where a leader is present to direct where to work in the garden. Every volunteer must have a signed waiver on file. Look for a box with the waivers on the property and complete before working. Contact Melissa Borglin at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete schedule of hours.
Do I need to sign a waiver before working in the garden?
Yes, a waiver is required for all people on the garden site. Look for a box with the waivers on the property and complete before working.
Can my kids work in the garden too?
Absolutely!!! A waiver must be on file for minors as well. All children must be supervised at all times.
Will my family be able to share in the harvest of the garden?
Yes, it’s fun to take samples home from your hard work.
What do we do when we get there ?
Check the bulletin board on site for a list of jobs. If in doubt, weeding around the rows is always needed!