Beginning in the Spring, Koinonia Grow worked with Healthy Sumter to grow food for the local community. This partnership includes raised beds behind Jubilee at Koinonia Farm, gardens at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home, and the Brookdale Park Community Garden.

Koinonia Grow manager Jenn Palan explained, “I lead volunteers for Koinonia and the community with planting, harvesting and maintaining the sites. The produce from these sites, along with some from Koinonia, will go to help feed those in the community.”

Here’s what Jenn and the whole Koinonia Grow team has been up to lately!

The Koinonia Grow team getting garden beds at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood home ready for fall vegetables.
Koinonia Intern Sue is learning how to use the wheel hoe to cover up the water lines.
The Grow Team planted cabbage, broccoli and collards at the Brookdale Park Community Garden.
Koinonia Intern Dionne is working chicken litter compost into the soil to prepare a plot for future planting.
Come, Stay Awhile, & Serve participants Dan and Richard are learning how to burn the fabric to create planting holes out at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
Krystopher planting carrots in one of the raised boxes in the Jubilee Garden.
Dionne planting carrots in one of the raised boxes in the Jubilee Garden.

If you want to come see our gardens or come to Koinonia to work with us in the gardens for a 1-3 months, we would love to have you! Visit our website to learn more about short term visits or our Come, Stay Awhile, & Serve program.