The St. Matthew's Celebration Garden grows fresh produce for special events and the local community. Under the sponsorship of the Building and Grounds Committee, the Celebration Garden expansion project was completed Spring of 2017.
Two Boy Scouts working on Eagle Projects planned and led the construction of the raised garden beds and arbor/gates with the help of many volunteers. Following the Boy Scout's efforts, a deer fence was erected. The cost of construction was funded by donations for St. Matt’s Hot Sauce along with fundraising by the Boy Scouts.
In the spring of 2021, a custom cabinet was installed to hold a Little Free Library as part of an additional Boy Scout Eagle Project. This Little Free Library is now chartered and part of the national Little Free Library network. Also in the spring of 2021, the garden received an addition of a pollinator habitat from a local Girl Scout Troop.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Small Hands Big Hearts volunteer groups have all received gardening lessons, help with planting, and helped with garden maintenance (weeding, watering, etc.) throughout the summer. The garden consistently provided fresh organic produce to LINK every week through the growing season.
The Celebration Garden is always looking for volunteers for planting, and harvesting vegetables. Summer volunteer hours take place on Tuesdays from 8:30 am - 11 am beginning June 29, 2021. Stop by and see the garden, pick a few vegetables and grab a book from the new Little Free Library.