Light of Christ Community Garden hosts annual yard sale

The garden grows up to 7,000 pounds of organic produce each year.

By Jim Cox

The Light of Christ Community Garden held their annual yard sale on July 9-10.

This year’s yard sale coincided with the We Love Our City Serve Day. The garden, located on the property of the Light of Christ Lutheran Church at the corner of SW 344th Street and 21st Avenue SW, was started in 2010 and has been built over the years by a variety of volunteers, volunteer groups and organizations. Construction was financed by grants and local fund-raising activities such as the annual yard sale and pumpkin patch.

Each year, between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds of organic produce is provided to needful families in our community. This year the garden provides produce to the residents of Mitchell Place Apartments, Faith Baptist Church and the St. Vincent de Paul society of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. The produce is available to local oncology patients.

Beginning in January, the community donated hundreds of items for the yard sale. Garden volunteers set up the tents, pallets, and hundreds of items for display. These items included furniture, clothing, dishes, glasses, and stemware, automotive and household goods, sporting equipment, electronics, toys, games, books and more.

The enthusiastic support of the community provided sufficient funds to continue to work of the garden for another year. The garden thanks members of the community and many volunteers for their hard work and financial support.

For more information on garden activities or how to volunteer visit the website at