The St. Edward’s community vegetable garden is a completely volunteer project. During the spring and summer months, we contribute our labor for this garden and give all of the produce to the VEAP Food Shelf, Loaves and Fishes and other organizations. At harvest time, the parish children bring a basket of veggies to the altar during each Sunday’s offertory procession.

Find Your Place in the Garden

The garden is located on the south lawn of St Edward’s church grounds. Gardening is a faith and community building experience! Our garden project has a place for everyone that is willing.  VEAP’s Food Shelf customers SO appreciate the fresh veggies we bring!

Volunteers Needed

Become part of the many hands who make light work of veggie gardening, so that people in need may enjoy nutritious and scrumptious fresh veggies, for healthier living and a life with more dignity. You can make a difference!

We need anyone, young or old who can:

  • donate plants each spring
  • contact others by email or phone
  • plot the garden
  • assemble planting kits
  • plant, water or weed
  • wash and deliver the vegetables to VEAP
  • learn the difference between a vegetable and a weed!

Where We Harvest Love

When we deliver the harvested vegetables to our partners, St. Edward’s garden volunteers have heard these comments:

“Our clients love it when you come with vegetables.”

“Your vegetables come in the donation door and go out with the clients on the same day.”

“We love to see you – we don’t have to wash or sort your veggies, they are ready to go.”

Learn More

Further information about St. Edward’s involvement in other VEAP ministries visit our VEAP page. Further information about the services that VEAP provides can be found on their website at

For questions or more information, please contact the parish office at 952-835-7101.

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