Things are growing at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church.


As food costs rise, the church has decided to start a community garden. There will be 26-30 plots ranging in size from 10-by-20 feet to 10-by-5 feet. The garden will boast a water supply, fence and improved soil. The project is not only available to church members, but also to  people in the community.


Things are growing at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church.

As food costs rise, the church has decided to start a community garden. There will be 26-30 plots ranging in size from 10-by-20 feet to 10-by-5 feet. The garden will boast a water supply, fence and improved soil. The project is not only available to church members, but also to  people in the community.

The trees in the area have been cleared, and in the next week or so, the church will run the waterline.

The cost of having a plot is $10, which will be returned at the end of the season to those who clean up their plot(s).

If someone would like to have a plot but the cost is proven prohibitive, the charge will be waived.

In addition to private plots, the garden is dedicating a plot to grow fresh produce for the area food banks. Team leaders on the project are Mike and Diane Williams. If anyone is interested in having a garden, they may call Harper Chapel United Methodist Chuch at 573-348-2617.