THE LIFE Church is set on four beautiful acres in Old Westbury. The gardening community works to care for the grounds of the Church as well as care for our large vegetable and future wildflower-prayer garden.
It is our goal to utilize all aspects of the creation that God has given us and we take seriously the charge to care for our environment and promote wellness.
Indoor PlantsPlants and flowers are a perfect image of THE LIFE, not only our church but the life that God gives us. In our worship space we have over 45 plants and flowers, from a large 18 foot tiger palm tree, an 8 foot banana tree, to myriad exotic indoor plants and flowers. We adorn our worship space and altar each week with the beauty of live plants and flowers. They clean the air and remind us of God’s work. The entire church family helps us care for the plants. It is amazing to see at the end of the Thursday worship service worshipers begin gathering up all the plants and flowers and carry them into our community room where they receive better light during the week. We are constantly adding new varieties and use different color plants to reflect the various colors of the church seasons. We especially love the plants that the wedding couples donate for their wedding. (see the wedding section)
Since we are a new church our indoor “garden” is ever growing. If you are interested in helping care for the plants or you have pots or varieties you can donate, please contact the church office about speaking with Pam or Joe our indoor garden coordinators.
Vegetable GardenTHE LIFE Garden is over 1500 square feet of vegetable garden that produced its first harvest in the summer of 2009. The first year was a tremendous success, and we look forward to another year of an even greater crop as we expand the garden. The summer and fall of 2009 we were able to grow over 500 lbs of eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, corn, cilantro, basil, thyme, oregano and others. Unfortunately, we lost over thirty tomato plants, as it was a bad year for tomatoes. The majority of the crops we produced were used to prepare our meals for our Thursday Night Dinners. We also had the opportunity to give away a good amount of food to people who were in need. This year we hope to give away even more!
The garden is a lot of work, however we have many hands to help till the soil, plant the seeds, weed, water and care for the garden. Children especially love harvesting the vegetables and then learning how to cook with them.
Are you interested in helping in the garden? Want to learn more about gardening? Want to get outside and serve the Church? Want to donate some plants or seeds? Do you need food? Whatever you want to do, you are welcome to help out. It truly is rewarding to see how God provides for us through the soil of the earth!
Contact Deacon Ellen Farber for more information.