St. Joseph's Community Garden

Overseeing the garden are Mr. & Mrs. Joe Degrado and Carol Spinuzzi

Father Joseph and Sister Joanna had a vision to beautify the St. Joseph church campus and it is starting to become a reality.

A Garden Committee was formed in 2014 to coordinate the building out of the St. Joseph Healing Garden and Unity Garden, which includes a garden dedicated to the Blessed Mother, walking path, community garden, playground, gathering area and labyrinth. There is a lot of work to do!

During this first phase of developing the Unity Garden, rocks are being collected to form a walking path and outline various sections of the garden to build the framework. Raised beds have been built to begin growing food for those less fortunate with any excess becoming available at a Sunday Farmers Market after masses. Careful planning of what is planted and where it is planted is important in order to insure the area is organized as well as beautiful.

The ladies of the CCW are diligently working on the Rosary Garden, which will prove to be a beautiful area for peaceful and prayerful retreat.

The first harvest from our Community Garden occurred in the summer and fall of 2014. We were joined by Rev. Linda Stetter, Director, Mission Integration and Spiritual Care from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and her staff. This was a very successful harvest for first-time gardeners. We received a lot of input and information on having a successful community garden and the vegetables were given to Care and Share.

We were told that for first-timers we had a very successful harvest and looking forward to more growth before winter sets in. We would like to thank everyone who helped in this project - without you it could not have been done.

We have many more wonderful projects planned. If you would like to help make them a reality, please give us a call at 545-7801.

The summer of 2021 marked the seventh comscutuve year that members of the St. Joseph community came together to create a garden just south of the church and playgrounds. The garden is used to support those less fortunate and all vegetables are given to the St. Vincent Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen in Pueblo Overseeing the garden are Mr. & Mrs. Joe Degrado and Carol Spinuzzi. This year's bounty consisted of anaheim peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, green peppers, jalapenos, lear lettuce, onions, squash and tomatoes.