St. James Cathedral


OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY

Operation Rice Bowl

Cathedral Kitchen Garden

From weeds to vegetables! The vacant lot at the corner of Terry Avenue and Cherry Street is now a garden. The produce goes to make fresh salads and soups for the Cathedral Kitchen.


St. James Cathedral Garden Mission
St. James Cathedral Garden primarily serves the St. James Cathedral Kitchen as it provides healthy, balanced meals to approximately 150 guests per day. The Garden grows a variety of fresh produce, with a focus on providing daily salads and using organic growing methods in an urban community garden. Additionally, the Garden serves the needs of the greater community by offering opportunities for parishioners, neighbors, and guests of the kitchen to contribute to the growing and harvesting of fresh, organic produce. The Garden has become a focal point in the neighborhood as people walk and gather, sharing the beauty of its purpose.


History of the Cathedral Garden
Since 2014, many dedicated volunteers have worked to prepare, plant, and harvest the Garden for each growing season. Each fall the soil is prepared for winter renewal and each sprint the soil is prepared for regrowth. During the warm sunny days in summer, the bounty of the Garden is plentiful! The Garden grows lettuce, kale, beans and many other vegetables for the Cathedral Kitchen. Our dedicated volunteers continue to provide hours of service and leadership.


Help the Cathedral Kitchen Garden!
Get Involved! For more information, or to volunteer to help in the Garden, contact Patrick Barredo at pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org. We'll get right back to you! We need help with planning, planting, watering, tending and harvesting... Many of these are daily activities. No experience necessary!


Photo Gallery


The harvest of justice is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace
James 3:18

Spring 2015
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Summer 2014
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Sowing Seeds, 2013
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