THREE SISTERS GARDEN
In 2023, three new raised beds were planted that feature native vegetable plants including tuckahoes/sunchokes and heirloom corn, beans and squash to honor the Lenape people who have stewarded the land of this area for thousands of years.
Following the Gardening for Peace event in September, when elders from the Delaware Tribe of Indians visited Salford, this idea, which had been a dream for a number of years, was promised to come to fruition.
Many thanks to Thrivent Financial who provided a grant to fund these new beds.
The Salford Mennonite & Advent Lutheran Church Garden exists to nurture relationships with one another and with God, cultivating a piece of God's creation, and growing good food for those who need it most.
Over 60 volunteers tend a one acre garden on church property and grows a variety of produce for those in need. Each winter a garden fundraiser dinner is held at Salford to pay for seed and supplies. Work team from Salford Mennonite and Advent Lutheran Church volunteer time and labor to plant, weed, water, and harvest the garden.
We invite you to join us every Saturday morning, 8-11am from April to October, to help plant and harvest vegetables for the community (and you are welcome to take some home!)
Around 10,000 lbs of produce are harvested and donated each year. Produce harvested from the garden is donated to individuals in need our community and local nonprofit agencies like Keystone Opportunity Center (Souderton), Manna on Main Street (Lansdale), Liberty Ministries (Schwenksville), New Life Youth & Family Services (Harleysville), Encore Experiences of Harleysville, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life, and Salford Mennonite Child Care Center.