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Welcome to The Garden

What is Watered Gardens?

Isaiah 58

… “Is this not the fast I chose … To divide your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked to cover him … And you will be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”

Watered Gardens offers a variety of services and items basic to many families, all provided through the charity of our Christian community. Because this ministry is formed of several denominations, literally thousands of services and items have been provided to meet the needs of individuals throughout our community.

Feel free to look around and learn about the Garden, our friends and family, and the ministry. You may also want to take a look at the lists of Needs Met to get a feel for just some of the ways people have been touched through the Garden. If you’d like to get involved, check out our Want to Serve page where you can find opportunities to join with us in ministry, volunteer at the Garden, and help us meet the needs of our community.

The True Charity Initiative


Watered Gardens is the sponsor of The True Charity Initiative, a thoughtful, multi-faceted approach to providing just and effective alternatives to state welfare. Visit the TCI website to learn more.

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