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Akron, OH

The Park United Methodist Family Garden Initiative is a volunteer-driven, community outreach nutrition program managed by Park United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio. We serve low-maintenance, above-ground gardens to low-income families within the community. Park United Methodist and community partners bring the initiative to the Kenmore community of Akron on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9AM-3PM. On that day, volunteers will work together to deliver over 20 gardens to neighborhood families. These unique above ground garden systems allow families to grow, harvest and eat fresh, healthy, tasty vegetables and herbs.

Questions can be directed to: Park United Methodist Church   Linda Somerville Pastorlinda54@sbcglobal.net  330-745-3714

Our Garden Initiative is one of the many ways that we can reflect God’s love by serving our community in tangible ways. As we surrender to God’s purpose in our lives, we love Him and love the people of Akron.

Other supporting organizations include:

  • Kurtz Brothers
  • GreenCircle Growers
  • Filtrexx International

Park United Methodist Church is located across the street from Shadyside Park in the Kenmore area of Akron.  Besides the family garden initiative, we also provide a quality Christian preschool experience with Park Little Shepherd Preschool, a site for Akron’s GED program called Project Learn, Bridges out of Poverty’s “Getting Ahead” classes for people living in poverty, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Summer Lunch Program, Vacation Bible School.  In late summer we turn our attention to preparing children to return to school by offering free haircuts for kids, collecting school supplies and having our Ten Cent Sale, a particular community favorite.  We believe that God calls faithful disciples to engage in ministry with the poor and address spiritual, physical, and financial needs for all people.  Beyond meeting needs, people need to express their love for God by doing loving acts for others in faithful discipleship.  These two needs of all human beings come together in a beautiful mosaic that beautifully expresses the love of God in tangible and intangible ways.  We have come to expect miracles at Park United Methodist Church and have seen many occur.