Our Big Garden

One out of every SIX children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger. For African-American and Latino children, it's one in three.

Big Garden donated 1050 pounds of vegetables to Just Food in 2020. Nice work Big Gardeners!


to the eight members of the Lawrence High School National Honor Society
whose labor contributions helped make needed garden repairs in the Fall of 2020 

A Big Garden Project

The Big Garden is a United Methodist Ministry
Whose goal is to reduce hunger by increasing access to fresh, healthy produce and teaching people to grow, cook, & preserve their own!

The Big Garden has helped to establish
more than 170 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa

Click the image to check out The Big Garden Website
Featuring lots of great information, facts, tips, training, recipes and much more! 

How Our Garden Grows

Space available for anyone in the Lawrence community that is interested in gardening!

First Church’s Big Garden Features

4’ x 8’ raised beds for families & individuals
Handicapped accessible raised bed garden
Large “on the ground” garden for the Just Food pantry

Good fellowship during our weekly gardening evenings!
An opportunity to feed our bodies and nourish our souls!

Join us for Group Garden Night 2021 every Thursday starting at 5:00 pm
March 11 thru the last Thursday in October.

Spring is here and work in our Big Garden has begun.
Below are pictures of the work that has started.

Our church garden provides much needed fresh produce to our community through weekly donations to Just Food. Love to garden or want to learn how? We welcome your help and fellowship!

Please contact Rick McCormick: rdmccormick127@gmail.com
or Dan Harden: dan.harden@bgcons.com

Preparing for 2021 Growing Season

See our Facebook page for more photos

Manure on the garden beds. It will simmer a while there, freeze and thaw a few times and then be tilled into the bed so we will have happy plants come next spring.

2020 Growing Season

July Potato Harvest

When this photo was taken in July the Big Garden had produced 572 pounds of produce.
We have donated all of it to Just Food.