The Garden at St. Francis in North Bellmore is a thriving community ministry that cultivates fresh produce that is sold at their weekly farmer’s market and donated to local pantries, all while fostering a strong sense of community engagement.
Through their dedication to organic gardening practices, the garden promotes environmental stewardship and provides a space for educational workshops and gatherings, bringing neighbors together to share and nurture this sacred space just outside the church.
Some of their ongoing projects include an annual local pollinator educational event, a healing garden for those recovering from substance abuse, and regular volunteer days, often featuring live music! In 2022, the garden raised 3,500 pounds of organic produce and tracked 7,000 volunteer hours.
The Garden at St. Francis cultivates the connection of soil and spirit and the reverence for God’s earth in order to bring healthy and nutritious food to those in need. We strive to protect, restore, and cultivate the earth God has entrusted to us – the only home we have in this vast cosmos that is the image and likeness of its creator.
Volunteer and learn how to grow alongside us, all are welcome.
As food prices continue to rise, we are committed to strengthening our local food system by offering our fresh, local, organic produce to our neighbors at prices below supermarket rates. We believe in providing access to organic produce, sharing the knowledge of how to grow and prepare our own food, and sharing our bounty with our neighbors in need. Our community cookbook is free and not hidden behind a paywall.
Native Plants & Pollinators
Many of our food crops rely on bees to pollinate them. To sustain our honeybee and native pollinator populations, we host native plant and pollinator gardens.
Join us during our public hours to deepen your understanding of farming, help us feed our neighbors, and cross-pollinate ideas with our other volunteers!
- Wednesdays 3-6PM
- Saturdays 9AM-3PM