Time: June 12, 2011 at 9:45am to September 25, 2011 at 12pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton
Street: 119 West F Street
City/Town: Elizabethton, TN
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Event Type: green, congregation, summer, project
Organized By: Peacemaking Team, FPCe
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2011
Green for Green for Green!
As the spring weather warms into summer heat we see gardens in East Tennessee growing greener and more lush. Some of those early fruits and vegetables -- strawberries, lettuce and green onions -- combine in the spring to make a tasty fresh salad. And we begin to anticipate home-grown tomatoes, fresh corn-on-the-cob, green beans, summer squash and even the prolific zucchini!
In years past, there was a summer tradition at First Presbyterian of something we called the Church Vegetable Table. Members of the congregation would bring extra produce from their gardens and place it on a table by the kitchen door. Anyone who wanted some of the fresh vegetables or fruits would take what they wanted and place a donation in a basket. The proceeds were then donated to charity.
This year we are starting a new version of the Vegetable Table – announcing The Green Table! As before, all of you home gardeners are invited to bring in excess produce which can be picked up by those among us who are fruit and vegetable consumers. The monetary donations, given in delightful appreciation, will be used by the Peacemaking Team for Green Congregation expenditures. This will benefit the home gardeners by helping them figure out what to do with all those extra zucchinis and tomatoes, and it will help others who do not garden to put fresh, healthy food on the table. Our planet benefits when we eat food that has not been transported many miles. The Green Table will raise awareness of the benefits of eating locally grown food. And our church will benefit from the extra funds used to make "green" purchases.