About The Garden
St. Francis Vegetable Gardens are planted and maintained by corporations, individual volunteers, civic groups, religious organizations, university/school groups, and Master Gardeners. Families, schools and businesses come together and create a place for children to learn about agriculture, healthy living and giving back to the community. The harvests provide healthy, local food for those most in need in our parishes.
Our mission is to:
- Grow community vegetable gardens and donate the harvests to local food banks.
- Provide teachers and parents with a living outdoor classroom where they can present integrated lessons on health, biology, math and science.
- Support local growers by educating the community on the importance of fresh, local food for our health and the region’s economy.