Garden of Eatin'

Garden of Eatin'

Who we are . . .

The Garden of Eatin’ unites a community of stewards, trying to experience the full generosity of God through building relationships, working together, eating well, and witnessing the miracle of growth

What we’re doing . . .

“The LORD God took Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Gen. 2:15

The Garden of Eatin’ is a community project of the First Christian Reformed Church of Vancouver. We believe that God made the world, and everything in it, and pronounced it good. The writer of Genesis puts it this way: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Gen. 1:31). Humanity has a unique, God-given role to play in God’s good garden: to tend it, to cultivate it – in a word, to steward it. Our community garden is one way we explore our call to steward God’s good gifts to us – to wonder at what E.E. Cummings calls the ‘mud-licous and puddle-wonderful’ mystery of creation, marvel at a world made new every morning, and take care of our little corner of creation.

Wendell Berry expresses this well in his essay “Christianity and the Survival of Creation”: “The Bible is a book that is open to the sky, for then we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread. The Garden of Eatin’ is one way our community discovers the daily miracle of life. Through planting together, talking together, harvesting together, eating together, and giving thanks together, we discover God’s very good gifts to us.

We love enjoying produce like fresh tomatoes, carrots and kale, but we also maintain the "Grow a Row" program where we donate fresh produce to some who live on the Downtown Eastside.

Want to find out more of what this is about? Come by the garden behind the church during growing season and see what we are up to. We are often there and we’d love to talk to you!

For more information on the garden or on obtaining a plot email for more information, but please be patient – we’re probably out in the garden!