Outreach

Shepherd Farm

Shepherd Farm is a community outreach project of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Its purpose is to establish and maintain a vegetable and herb garden to help feed the hungry. We welcome visitors and volunteers. If you want to pitch in or get an orientation to the garden, we have garden team members on hand every Saturday from 9 to noon and most Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:45 pm.

We will need many hearts and hands to make this outreach project a success. If you are interested in helping, please consider:
* Starting seeds at home for transplanting to the garden
* Planting, mulching, watering, and weeding
* Gathering, cleaning, and delivering the harvest
* Donating gently used garden tools and supplies
* Grant writing and fundraising
* Coordinating volunteer tasks

Please let Tawnya Kresse, Lori Fisher, or Lesley McIntire know how you would like to get involved. You can also send the team an email if you have questions, ideas, or comments to: shepherdsfarm2014@gmail.com

Golden and red cherry tomatoes
Golden and red cherry tomatoes
Green beans!
Green beans!

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Food Pantry
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One Sunday a month, we collect food (and when the garden is in season, produce) to Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry. All are asked to participate in providing the less fortunate in our community with contributions. Donations are taken to the Food Bank regularly, and volunteers are always welcome to assist with the delivery                                                                                                            of the food.

Peace Meal

peace-mealThe Peace Meal is a free weekly meal hosted by St. John’s, Tower Grove that takes place every Saturday (no matter what) between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.  Good Shepherd participates very often through donations of produce from our garden, and then 2-3 times a year as cooks who help prepare the meal.  We send 4-8 people to help prepare the                                                                                                                                            meal and eat with                                                                                                                                                              whomever comes from the                                                                                                                                            community.
Contact: Mydie Sant.

Nicaragua

For some years now, Good Shepherd made a yearly pilgrimage to Nicaragua where we have come to support a school and growing relationships with a small community.  Good Shepherd parishioner, Pam Finch is a talented dress maker and for years now, she had made beautiful dresses for children in the city we serve.  Recently, we honored Pam for her good work! Questions about our involvement, our pilgrimages, and the ways we help all throughout the year, can be directed to Barry Schenck.

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Animal Care Services

The holidays can be a lonely time for everyone…and it can be an especially cold and lonely time for stray animals, too.  Good Shepherd gathers supplies to donate to the local humane societies to help ensure animals have some comfort this winter as they seek shelter–and we hope permanent homes!