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Since its inception, the White Lake Community Garden has distributed over 5,000 pounds of food to Open Door Outreach Center and other food distribution organizations to feed the hungry in Oakland County.

Lush, verdant, glorious. This is the garden after a day of rain, when the sun comes out and a lightly humid breeze blows. With the birds singing and the moths fluttering around, it is a tiny bit of paradise. And then… (cue the horror movie music) who should arrive but the TERRIFYING TRIO of ZUCCHINI, TOMATOES AND PEPPERS. AAAGH!!

That’s right, brave gardeners, this is the time of year when everything bursts forth in earnest...ripening at the same time and you NEVER turn your back on the zucchini. Those cute little infant squash turn into terrifying monsters overnight. Literally! And the tomatoes...You thought there were only a basket full or two, and they’ve taken over. And don’t get me started on the peppers. Those mild mannered creatures (and habaneros) hide quietly behind leaves until you think it’s safe to close the gate and go home and they burst out from their hiding places, demanding to be picked.

Please don’t abandon our gardening heroes...Barb, Ben, Bruce, Deb, Greg, Jay, Jayne, Jen, Judy, Pastor Kate, Sheila, Shannon, and the brave gang from Micah 6 (just to name a few). Save them from nightmares of never-ending ratatouille, and join them in the “battle of the bulge”-ing grocery bags.

Raise your hand on the Signup Genius Link. Bring your shears, your trowels, your gloves, and your courage (ok we’ve got all of that covered but the courage). Show those vegetables how real amateur gardeners fight. Do this on Mondays & Wednesdays 5-7pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm or delivery days Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10am Your local food banks and hungry neighbors will thank you!

Even through this vegetative horror, we will be…..BETTER TOGETHER! Please sign up for a harvest and maintenance time this season by visiting or you can find the sign up binder in the Welcome Center. And be sure to “like” us on Facebook (White Lake Community Garden—White Lake). Ministry Contact: Colleen Thompson

If you would like to sign-up to serve, please contact the church office.

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