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A "Growing" Ministry Needs Your Help

The Food Justice Garden Ministry works year-round to feed our Durham neighbors. You can help by donating produce from your own garden or helping out at the garden at Holy Infant!

In fall of 2011, a group of volunteers cleared out the woods next to the parish center to create the Holy Infant garden. From 2012 through 2017, the garden produced over 10,392 pounds of fresh produce for local pantries. This gardening effort has expanded into the Food Justice Garden Ministry with involvement in several Durham initiatives to eliminate hunger and strengthen the local farming communities - End Hunger Durham, Durham Farm and Food Network, Bread for the World. 

Home Gardeners : Can You Plant a Row to Donate?

Last year Holy Infant’s “Lettuce Pray” program began inviting parishioners to donate extra produce from their own gardens once a month. This year, the ministry invites home gardeners to plant a row for neighbors.  This extra produce can be dropped off at the garden during regular Holy Infant garden workdays: Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 8:30am – 10:30am and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm -7:00pm. As a bonus, you may get a chance to harvest some crops or pull a few weeds!

Interested in Joining the Watering Team or Helping at Regular Garden Workdays?

This “growing” ministry also has growing needs. They specifically need a dedicated watering team. Mother Nature sometimes needs help.  And can always use more hands at the regular garden workdays. Anyone interested should contact Bobi Gallagher at 919-225-2457 or