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Community Garden

The Community Garden at St. Andrew has completed its 15th year of service to the Billings community. It started small and has grown to 100 individual plots, a Mission Garden, a greenhouse, a small orchard, an apiary with two hives, a demonstration herb beds, flower beds, a labyrinth and a composting operation. Over 50 families make use of the plots and an additional number of Master Gardener and other volunteers participate in its operation. The half-acre Mission Garden is cultivated by the plot gardeners. It produced 2 1/2 tons of fresh produce last year that was donated to local service agencies such as Family Services, the homeless shelter, and a homeless youth agency. The garden emphasizes that we are a "community of gardeners" and not just a community garden. We hold group work days in the spring, potato planting and fall harvest. A fall harvest dinner closes out our growing year.

 

Fellowship Activities
The Fellowship Community's goals are to build and nurture healthy relationships and to encourage diversity and strengthen service.

 

Highland Holy Days
Highland Holy Days is our annual congregational retreat in September at Westminster Spires Camp, south of Red Lodge, Montana. The camp is set in the beautiful Beartooth Mountains and along Rock Creek, so there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and fishing. We also take time to relax, worship in God's sanctuary, and perhaps learn something in the course of the weekend, but mostly we just enjoy being in each other’s company. There are fun and creative activities for children, youth, and adults (if they are not already reading, talking, or taking a nap). Oh, and the food—there’s lots of it! .