Congregational Garden

    Regional Opportunity

    The Barrington UMC congregational garden is an April to October project that annually produces over 13 tons of fresh produce for donation to local food pantries.

    It takes many hands to prepare the seeds, set out thousands of tomato plants, keep the weeds down and to harvest the squash, peppers, beans and broccoli that our hungry neighbors so appreciate. Whether you can serve for two hours, two days, two weeks or the whole summer, your hands and your heart will make a difference!

    All produce is divided among food pantries in Kane, Cook, Lake & McHenry Counties. Nutritious fresh produce is the hardest thing for food pantries to secure, so they and their clients are very grateful for our ongoing summer deliveries.

    Join us beginning in late May on sunny weekdays and Saturdays when the ground is dry from 8-10 a.m. The only skills required are a desire to help and a willingness to learn and to get dirty!

    For more information, or to receive scheduling updates, contact Bill West

    Congregational Garden