Samaritan Outreach Community Garden

“The Hope Garden”

 

”To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Ghandi

 

Location

Northeast Neighborhood – 14th and Claymont Streets, Wilmington, DE 19802


Fast Facts
Type: Vegetable & Flower Garden
Coordinator: Myra Holmes
Created: 2002
 

History

Started and maintained by employees of Samaritan Outreach, a division of the Ministry of Caring, this community garden yields bountiful harvests that are shared with the organization's less fortunate clients. In the sunny corner lot, a variety of vegetables and herbs are grown in six raised beds. Warming the entrance way are flowering shrubs and perennials to welcome and motivate incomers.

 

Impact

This garden not only brings a sense of community and pride to the neighborhood, it also demonstrates that self-reliance and hard work can bear the fruit of self-sufficiency.

I brought a friend to the flower arranging class and we had a blast! Emily was wonderful and I look forward to taking it again.

— Molly Keresztury
DE Art Museum