mulch, mulch, and more mulch!!!
You can help Grow it Forward by providing FloriMulch (Melaleuca mulch) for the groundbreaking for the next farm site. We need 100 bags! We also need plain cardboard boxes for between the rows at each of the new farms.
Please drop off bags of mulch or cardboard to the trailer at the St. Luke’s farm (behind Building C, down gravel road, near Annex).
If you are planning on dropping off a bulk amount of mulch, please contact Amy Winslow at email@example.com to arrange drop off at Orlando Baptist Temple.
Let’s Grow it Forward!!
Workshop @ St.Luke’s Farm
Growth, Learning and Connection through Food
Grow it Forward @ St. Luke’s Farm hosted another workshop on Saturday, April 10. This workshop featured Mason Kuehn of Winter Park Urban Farm. Mason brings several years of experience as a successful small plot urban farmer to share the ins and outs of drip irrigation with our community.
Proper irrigation is a crucial element for a successful garden. In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the “what” and “why” of different types of drip irrigation, including how to plan and install your own drip irrigation system at home. After an introduction, participants will be able to apply what they’ve learned by helping to installing our very own drip irrigation system @ St. Luke’s Farm!
Stay tuned for our next workshop, coming soon!!
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Market Day
A variety of produce is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tastings, garden tours, and pre-orders are available.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Click Here to see the Micro Farm’s Current Need and Come Volunteer!
Bring mulch to the trailer, near the garden, which is located behind Building C, near the Annex (the old Shepherd’s Hope house), to help the plants to grow and thrive!
Be part of the movement and help Grow it Forward,
by volunteering on the Micro Farm:
St. Luke’s Farm Volunteer Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Click on the button below to volunteer for St. Luke’s Farm
to see volunteer needs at our newest Grow it Forward farms
at Orlando Baptist Temple and Shepherd’s Hope.
Parental presence needed for anyone under age 16.
When volunteering on the farm, please be sure to bring bottled water & wear closed toe shoes. Masks required.
To help ensure the safest environment possible,
please note the current campus reopening guidelines:
Be a Friend of the Farm
Be a Friend of the Farm – and Help Us Grow in our community with
Please find a level of support that works for you. We so appreciate your kindness and generosity!
SPROUT: $10 will help us purchase seeds
LADYBUG: $25 will help us with pest control
SEEDLING: $40 will purchase needed germination supplies
IRRIGATOR: $50 will purchase hoses & sprinkler equipment
TILLER: $75 will keep us in necessary tools to work the earth
GROWER: $150 will help us pay for continuing education & training for our farm team
APPRENTICE: $250 will help to support our student farmers
FARMER: $400 will support “Grow Orlando”, our non-profit partner & farm manager
PRODUCER: $900 will sustain Grow it Forward Vision by planning for the next growing season
GRANTOR: $1500 will support our community outreach and invest in the next micro-farm as we continue to Grow it Forward!
We plant the seeds but God gives us the harvest.
Choose “Restoring Hope” on the Fund dropdown and indicate “Micro Farm” in the notes.
For more information about the Micro Farm,
Empowered Communities Growing Their Own Food
St. Luke’s has a Micro Farm on campus!
In 2018, our congregation voted to impact Family Homelessness and Childhood Hunger. This can only be achieved through long-term, sustainable programs allowing the community to step forward and own it! Our micro farm is a pilot program we hope will GROW throughout the community! Here is what it takes:
The Grow it Forward Micro Farm is featured in the
Edible Orlando magazine, Winter 2021.
Check page 15.
The Micro Farm was also featured in the
West Orange Observer in October 2020.
BUILDING A BUSINESS
Pammies Sammies is our first corporate sponsor, committing to purchase many of the “fruits of our labor”! The Grow it Forward concept aligns perfectly with Pammies Sammies goals of enriching communities through local farming and healthy food.
The Dr Phillips Rotary is a proud sponsor of our farm. Their foundation grant helps us to pay the salaries of our student farmers and farm coordinator.
St. Luke’s was awarded a $42,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to expand the Grow It Forward network adding 4 more farms in 2021. Grow Orlando will lead the initiative as Grow It Forward expands to faith campuses located in Food Priority Areas west of Orlando. The network’s vision and mission is to eradicate food disparity by building economic and food sovereignty through a self-sustaining micro-farm network, utilizing available land through faith and community partners.
HELP US GROW
To volunteer on the farm, contact Amy Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up for a shift on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
To donate to help Grow it Forward, click on the link below:
Choose the “Restoring Hope” fund from the dropdown box.