The FUMC Hurst Village Garden is full of new vegetables that will be tended and harvested to feed our neighbors at Mission Central. Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots and peppers are currently growing. As gardeners, we always welcome groups who wish to partner with us. This past April, we were reminded that our future is in good hands as we hosted students from the University of Texas Arlington. Each year, UTA students and alumni participate in volunteer activities in the metroplex. The annual program is called The Big Event, and we welcome these smart, capable young people year after year. The student’s were majoring in: mechanical and biomedical engineering, business and nursing. It is a rewarding experience for them as they give back to their community as well as for the gardeners when we connect with these students.
On that same day, a Texas Woman’s University student interviewed us for a paper she was writing about community food sources. Soon we will host 6th graders from VBS as they work and learn about the garden and Mission Central. In addition to growing healthy organic produce in the garden, we are proud that our mission outreach also includes an educational resource for young people.
In January, we began our 8th growing season and we are grateful to the members of FUMC Hurst for their continued support. If you would like to connect, learn and grow with us, you are welcome! Contact the FUMC Hurst office for further information.