Stewards Garden is our community garden, providing space for our members and friends to plant and tend small gardens, blessing our community with the abundance. Each spring, individuals, families, and friends plant vegetables, herbs, fruit, flowers, and more – with participants of all ages (and all levels of gardening experience) working alongside each other.
Started in 2008, the purpose of the garden is to demonstrate stewardship, inspired by a sermon on the subject from our Founding Pastor, Scotty Smith. We are not owners, but stewards – called to manage and care for the places and things provided by the Lord.
…and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
– Isaiah 58:11
The bounty of the harvest is found not only in the food produced, enjoyed, and shared – but in the community which develops among those who work the soil and labor alongside each other throughout the season.
Each spring, patches are available to be claimed for the growing season. Participation in the garden is open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis each spring. If you’re not ready to claim a patch for yourself just yet but would still like to be involved – get in touch! No experience is necessary and there are many ways to get involved.
Contact Marion Seaton to learn more.
Franklin church’s garden demonstrates stewardship
by Angela Folds, The Tennessean (July 2016)
“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” — Alfred Austin
A bright and cheerful row of sunflowers and zinnias blooming alongside Hillsboro Road in Franklin has garnered a lot of attention from motorists and passersby. The plantings are an extension of Christ Community Church’s “Stewards Garden,” a community garden grown each year on the “back forty” acreage behind the church.
“We’re daily getting calls at the church from our Franklin neighbors [telling us] how much they enjoy driving by the flowers,” said Ken Leggett, the church’s director of ministries…
Read the full story on The Tennessean website