Montrose United Methodist

Community Fellowship Garden Committee

Mission Statement: The mission of the MUMC Community Fellowship Garden is to create a welcoming space for community and church to share the joy of gardening, to maximize food budgets and to grow healthy, fresh delicious food.

The Community Fellowship Garden Committee was organized to plan and facilitate the fundraising, the construction and the recruitment of gardeners for the Garden. The Garden is located at Mesa and South First – two lots east of the church.

In 2014, we had a sold-out fundraiser – “Lettuce Turnip the Beet” – featuring Broadway show tunes. Other fundraisers have included selling Christmas pine swags for home decoration and assisting the Missions Committee in the sale of pecans. We have also applied for a number of grants and have received funds from four of them.

In 2015, we built 11 beds, three of which are 22” high for ADA compatibility. We filled those beds with excellent garden soil and ran water to each bed with each bed having its own spigot. In the ADA compatible area, we put down weed barrier and “trail mix” or granite fines so that after hardening, the trail mix would allow wheelchairs and walkers to maneuver in that section. The spaces between beds in the other areas were completed with weed barrier and gravel. Our gardeners grew many beautiful vegetables and flowers in 2015.

In 2016, we plan to build out the garden with 11 more beds (one of which will be ADA height).

We need volunteers to help us with this endeavor. Please think about joining us in one or more of the following areas

  • Join our Committee to help with planning and other tasks
  • Help us build the beds, fill them with soil and finish up the pathways
  • Sign up to rent a bed for the season and be one of our gardeners.

Committee Chair – Lori Cribbs


Do you see something that need to be edited?

Please contact Rachael Coddington (970) 249-3716

Date Checked 4/8/2019


Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: Closed
19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
P: (970) 249-3716
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