First Presbyterian Church has a community garden plot at the I Street Community Garden, which is located south of the City Market. Everything grown is donated to the Alaska Food Bank. Volunteers of all ages are needed during the summer to help with the watering of the garden and harvesting of the vegetables. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Danna Larson
You are invited to join us for our Earth Day Celebration this Sunday, April 25, from 1-2pm. We will have a variety of opportunities and activities available. Come and learn ways to advocate for our world as we work together to follow God’s calling to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it.
- Participate in a trash treasure hunt around the church property (bring gloves)
- Learn about ways to connect with others who garden at FPC and Anchor Gardens
- Find out how you can get involved with FPC’s Community Garden at I St and 3rd Ave
- Learn about FPC’s Earth Care Team
- Learn how to compost
- Make a bag out of a T-shirt (bring a T-shirt)
- Sign up to be a part of FPC’s Citywide Clean Up Team (bags will be available)
- Write a prayer for our creation and hang it on our prayer tree
- If you bring a 5 gal bucket you can take home a bucket of goat manure from the I St Garden
- If you have gardening supplies (seeds, containers, tools, hoses, etc.) that you are no longer using, please bring them and we can share with each other
- Bring any plastics you can’t recycle in Anchorage and we will take them to Valley Community Recycling in Palmer.
- Bring glass jars (preferably with lids) and we will donate them to Blue Market AK
- Bring batteries and light bulbs and we will recycle them
- Habitat for Humanity Restore will be here and you can bring donations to support their work (furniture, plumbing, lumber, tools, lighting, hardware, etc.)
- Bring pasta for F.I.S.H. (Fellowship in Serving Humanity)
- Bring clothes, bedding and shoes for the guests at Sullivan Arena Shelter
Please wear a mask. COVID protocol will be in place.
First Presbyterian Church will be a part of the Community Garden that is being created on the corner of 14th and I Street (south of New Sagaya City Market). This is a community garden that is being organized through Anchor Gardens and since our church is so close it is a perfect match for us to get involved. The food we grow will be given to the Food Bank for distribution.
All are invited to a work party (children, youth, adults) this Wednesday, May 20 from 6-8 pm. We will be working to help complete the lasagna beds for the garden spaces so we can begin planting next week. One of the Anchor Gardens leaders will mentor us as we work together.
Wear gloves and a mask (we will be social distancing)
Bring your own water
Bring your own tools: wheel barrow, shovels, rakes
Supplies needed: cardboard, leaves, kitchen scraps-not dairy or meat,coffee grounds- call your coffee shop and ask them to save them for you, straw, aged manure, spent malt grains (can get free from breweries)
If you cannot help with the build possibly you can bring supplies. You can drop them off anytime at the Community Garden site. Just pull up and you will find the bin or area for your donations.
Contact Danna Larson if you have questions or to learn more about this opportunity.
We were unable to gather together in person for Palm Sunday, but our Palm branches order arrived in the mail right on schedule! Danna’s efforts last week made it possible for many of us to still celebrate Palm Sunday with palms!
Did you know that we purchase our palms from EcoPalms? Environmental stewardship and social justice are priorities for this company and you can learn more about Eco-Palm harvesting and the benefits of eco-palm premiums for small farmer communities in Guatemala and Mexico: