Volunteers Work Hard on Greenhouse for Ken Craig Community Garden, Fundraiser Planned for February

The Ken Craig Community Garden had a very successful summer of supplying fresh food to community members and various local organizations. Representatives report that they’ll be able to support even more growth in the future thanks to a grant provided by the Starke County Community Foundation.

Ever since funds from the Foundation were received back in October, garden volunteers have been racing against the cold weather to get a greenhouse put in place. They’ve made significant strides over the last few months.

Officials shared on social media that so far, gravel has been laid for the floor, the external structure has been completely assembled and enclosed and electric equipment has been installed. Most recently, volunteers were working on grow and mix tables for inside.

To help sustain the current garden and gather funds for potential future developments, the organization will be holding their second annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 10th. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $4 for kids. They can be purchased in advance or at the door.

The Ken Craig Community Garden was founded in 2017 and is situated behind the Knox Church of the Nazarene. It is named after the church’s pastor Kenneth Craig who served as a dedicated leader in the congregation until he passed away in 2014.

His memory lives on through the garden, which organization officials say was created to provide a communal garden space that will allow for relationships to be built within the community while simultaneously promoting sustainable gardening practices through education and hands-on experience.

If you have any questions about ways you can help out between now and the fundraiser, visit the Ken Craig Community Garden Facebook page where they share volunteer opportunities and progress updates as well as general gardening tips.