Here is how you can help

FILLING A NEED There is a significant and growing need for nutritious food for the poor in Orange County. 
Who has the most need of this food? Our children.

OUR ANSWER to turn 11,700 square feet of our front lawn into an urban garden. We grow boatloads of food – yes, boats. Instead of the typical raised beds, we have 50 boats loaded with plantings and harvest of nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. All of the food harvested goes to the Pathways of Hope Foodbank that feeds 1,400 people each week. Being on the busiest street in Fullerton, CA, we have made a big splash, other groups are joining in to help feed the growing numbers of impoverished families. This is our Seeds of Hope garden.

The garden has been designed by a prominent LA landscape architect, Mark Rios, of Rios Clementi Hale Studios. He has donated all of his services to this project. We have commitments from the community to help with the garden — especially Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College and local high schools. This will be a community effort. Our plans don’t just stop there. We want to nourish the community in other ways as well – especially educationally. 

This project relies heavily on the work of volunteers from local college groups to community members and service groups, in addition to our own congregation members. If you wish to join us, either with helping hands or a donation, please contact the Seeds of Hope Team Captain, Albert Finnerty, or our Rector, Dr. Beth Kelly, contact information is available through the church office – 714.870.4350. We are also available to make presentations to your group if you’d like to get involved with this project. We are also accepting donations via our PayPal account.

Professionals committed to making our vision a reality:

Dean Bouldin, P.L.S, Project Manager
Ralph W. Guida IV, P.L.S., Principal
Guida Surveying, Inc.

Jonathan Duffy Davis, Biologist and Farmer,
Fullerton Arboretum

Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, Principal
Abigail Feldman, ASLA, Landscape Designer
Samantha Harris, LEED AP, ASLA, Senior Associate
Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Sean Smith, Walker Bay Boats, Principal
Extremely generous discount on all of our boats.

Jane Snyder, Quicksigns – Tustin, Principal
Extremely generous discount on all of our boat lettering

Francine Aguilar, Sunstate Equipment – Principal
Generously allowing us to use her company’s forklift

Roy Ibrahim, Lawnmaster, Principal
Installation of our irrigation system

Steve Owen, Owen Electric, Principal
Laid all the electrical work for our new lights and sign

Melissa Rigler, Principal • TC Two Creative Studios

Tim Alderson, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Rabbi Noah Farkas, Netiya