Our Laudato Si’ Vegetable Garden is growing wonderfully with these warm days. We anticipate a mid-September harvest for our Project Hope Food Pantry. As we wait for our harvest, the St. Anne Creation Care Team will have a table in the Gathering Space at the Sunday morning Masses for any parishioners who want to share the bounty of their gardens. Many have more zucchini, tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers than they may need. Share the goodness of your garden—
Today, August 22nd & Next Sunday, August 29th
Your vegetables will be shared with:
- Fellow parishioners unable to garden
- Food Pantry users
- in Barrington at our Project Hope Food Pantry
- in Chicago at the St. Moses the Black Food Pantry supported by our Parish Sharing
Please remove the dirt from any garden items you donate, so so they can be immediately passed on. Also, ask us about our the new St. Anne Garden Club. Come join us!
And while we’re talking gardens, STAGG (St. Anne Guys Group) is working with our Creation Care Team on the next phase of our Laudato Si’ gardens…
The second phase of our Laudato Si Garden initiative is a “creation mural” on the ramp walls with native grasses and ground covers garden planted immediately below the ramps (behind the St. Anne School gym). Before the planting can begin, the railing and concrete walls need some work. If you are currently a STAGG member or interested in becoming one, be sure to stop by and talk to members of the Creation Care Team (CCT) this Sunday and next Sunday. They will be taking names and emails of anyone interested in lending a hand on September 11th with a job that “guys” will certainly enjoy! Grinding away several coats of paint and rust from the railing and patching the concrete. What could be more fun, right? Tools, hard work, camaraderie, and a BBQ lunch—all in the name of serving the parish and building community. If you have goggles and a grinder, bring ‘em! We’ll provide the wire brushes.