Shared Harvest / la cosecha compartida is a neighborhood plot garden located in the back yard of Hope Recovery Faith Community (formerly Devon Park UMC) at 3403 Winston Blvd. in Wilmington, NC for the purpose of Growing, Gathering & Giving. The garden is overseen by Pastor Meg McBride.
(18) 10×20′ Garden beds are available on a first come, first serve basis for a small donation of $25 a year (covers upkeep, supplies and water bill). No experience is necessary! Tools are provided onsite. Gardeners keep their own bounty and share any excess produce with the surrounding neighbors (FREE farm stand), community partners or any others (organized by Pastor McBride).
Garden Club: Every Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, Pastor Meg and other volunteers meet in the garden to weed, trim and maintain the plots. Please join us as there is much ongoing work to be done!
History: Founded in 2015, the garden was the first local garden constructed by the local non-profit Wilmington Green. For years it was gardened by resettled refugees from Myanmar. Since then, most of the original gardening families have moved away and in the past years, the garden has seen a steady decline in participation.
NEW LIFE: In September 2021, the Devon Park UMC congregation closed and the church was turned over to a new United Methodist faith community called Hope Recovery. As part of her vision that the entire building and property would be teaming with life and useful, Pastor Meg renamed and reorganized the garden in 2022 for the purpose of growing, gathering and giving. We believe the garden is a wonderful place to create new friendships as we share in the amazing and beautiful act of growing and sharing fresh food.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a plot. Or call Pastor Meg @ Hope Recovery Faith Community at 910-523-9739.