By Vicky Newman/ News-Herald
LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (June 22, 2016) -- An oft-quoted line from a poem, "One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth," is a sentiment shared by many who have discovered the peace and joy of coaxing bountiful produce from the soil.
Another Lenoir City church is reaching out to help families who do not have gardening space or experience getting homegrown goodness from the soil.
Trinity United Methodist Church has established Trinity Community Garden Association to provide a community garden plot for members and neighbors. Using existing green space, the garden will help provide local, low cost food for the community and opportunities for positive connections with people in the neighborhood.
TCGA membership is free and open to Trinity members, friends and neighbors.
Kris Allen, a Trinity member, said planning for the community garden started in February.
"I've gardened all my life with my parents and grandparents and always enjoyed it," Allen said. "We had this wonderful green space and explored possibilities for using it for a long time. We hope that anyone who would like to garden will pick up an application. There is a spot to check if they are novice gardeners and want help."