Statement of Inclusion at Simple Gifts Community Garden

Some of you may have heard about the global United Methodist Church’s decision to continue to exclude LGBTQIA persons from the sacraments of marriage and ordination at our recent worldwide General Conference.  Simple Gifts Community Garden is a mission of Apex UMC, and along with our local church, we are committed to continuing to practice…

Please share our new garden video!

Check out our new garden video. Please share it with your friends or on social media so others will learn about the joy of gardening together. Big thanks to Chris Daniel of Apex UMC for his time, creativity and dedication to bring this all together.

Garden Spring Social 2-11-2019

Y’all Come!! Please join us Monday, February 11th between 7:00 and 8:30pm at Tonya’s office – Triangle Home Team Realty, 207 S. Salem St.  (You can park on Salem or Moore Streets near the bank or Holland’s Jewelers.) Drop in any time and enjoy delicious desserts, lots of great information, games and prizes and a…

Tuesday Evening Garden Hours *CHANGED*

Gardeners, Please note there will be a change in garden hours on Tuesday, July 4th. Rather than the usual evening hours, on Tuesday July 4th we will meet from 9am-10:30am. Thank you and we hope to see you in the garden soon!

Events

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Come celebrate Earth Day at our first annual Plant Swap for Pollinators! What’s the easiest way to get free plants for your yard or garden and help at-risk pollinator… Source: Events

Garden opens March 4th!

This beautiful weather we’re having is making me think about putting peas and potatoes in the ground!  Hope y’all are thinking that too!  We’ve got an exciting year coming up in 2017 – our Plant Swap for Pollinators will be April 22.  We’ve got a freshly painted shed to decorate with inspiring quotes about things…

Summertime Garden Work Days

Hi friends.  Grace and peace to you all. Just a reminder that we’re in the garden every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm.  And on Saturday mornings from 8 till the garden leader says we’re finished.   Usually that’s between 11-12.  All times are weather permitting, of course.  And as always, there’s absolutely no requirement you stay…

Garden needs

Hi garden friends,  The cucumbers, squash, peas, beans and peppers are producing like crazy.  We’ve been picking so many cucumbers you wouldn’t believe it!  The tomatoes are starting to come in too.  We have a lot to harvest each workday!  Here’s some things the garden needs:  YOU – we’d love to see you and many hands…

Thursday workday begin!

Hi Gardeners, The Garden will start Thursday workdays this week.  The garden will be open from 5 to 7.  We have a great crop of cucumbers, squash, beans, blackberries and maybe cowpeas that will need picking.  I think our row of cukes has been taking performance enhancing drugs, it’s been producing so much.  We also…

Strawberry Adoptions Anyone?

Hi garden friends, On June 4, we will be taking out our strawberry plants so that we will have room for summer crops in those two rows. Strawberries are perennial so if you are interested in taking some plants home to your garden, we’d love for you to have them. Please come join us and…

The Beasties are Back! 4-6-16

Hi, gardeners, Fire ant mounds are popping up all around the outside of the garden. I’m looking for 10-15 volunteers to help me spread Amdro and calm our fire ant population before our garden kicks into full swing for the spring of 2016. (The more volunteers, the quicker we get done!) Many of you have…

Tuesday Garden Day!

Good morning gardeners! Hope you remembered to spring forward Sunday. That also means we have garden Tuesday nights starting today! Come out and join us anytime between 5-7pm. We have lots of spring crops to plant and the water is on now. (Cross your fingers we don’t have another hard freeze.) You’ll notice lots of…

Garden start 2016!

Two weeks from this Saturday is our first garden workday for 2016.  That’s exciting!  It will be great to see old friends and meet some of you that we’ve corresponded with over the winter. I’m looking forward to checking on our honeybees again and seeing how our pollinator garden perennials have fared.  Of course we’ll…