Get Involved

You can help to build our creation care community by:

  • Talking to your friends and neighbors about being a part of the community garden.
  • Dreaming together about where our creation care initiatives should go from here.
  • Sharing your ideas for community involvement and fellowship around the garden.
  • Encouraging your children to grow with us in the garden.
  • Thinking about the vegetables you and your family and friends enjoy eating and teaming together to grow some of those with us.

Please email Natasha at community.garden@asburyseminary.edu with any questions or suggestions. 

Ongoing Ways to Be Involved

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The Community Garden is not just about planting, weeding, and watering. If you find gardening unappealing, there are still many ways you can be a blessing to your community through the garden. 

Planning

  • Short-range planning: garden, orchard, park, animals, projects
  • Long-range planning: garden, orchard, park, animals, projects

Communications

  • Promotion, advertisement, volunteer requests, copywriting
  • Team Members: advertiser, social media, writers (for Seedbed Creation Care Collective), photographer(s), videographer(s) – for events, surveying student body and community members

Sustainability

  • Finance and procurement, fund-raising, grant writing, collecting rent, ordering seeds, plants, compost, etc.

Gardening

  • Responsible for the garden: planting, maintenance, harvest, distribution

Small Business Incubators

  • Beekeeping Team: responsible for care, upkeep of hives, planting of nectary plants, harvest of honey
  • Chicken Team: responsible for care, upkeep of coop and run, planting of self-harvesting food sources, creative uses for chicken power: garden prep, compost turning, etc.
  • Orchard Team: responsible for care and upkeep of the orchard and selling the produce
  • Plant Teams: responsible for growth, care, and sale of various produce (herbs, cut flowers, vegetables, etc.)

Building & Design

  • Works in collaboration with the Planning Team
  • Ensures that all new infrastructure works well with or enhances current and future projects and structures
  • Responsible for building and design: engineering, construction

Community Building

  • Strategy
  • Nurturing
  • Social activities: outside weekly to get people into the garden/park space as weather permits, promoting a fun work atmosphere in the garden, feasting together, farmer’s market 

Education

  • Weekly workshops during the growing season
  • Yearly Permaculture Design Courses or other appropriate classes
  • Ensures beginner gardeners have a mentor
  • Produces information sheets: soil life, planting, organic pest management, organic weed management, harvesting, seed saving, etc.