First Fruits Garden (FFG) is an outreach program originating from Avon Christian Church, and is designed to encourage community gardens to grow, produce, and cultivate a sharing spirit. The FFG model encourages garden growers to donate 10 percent of their produce to local food pantries, in reference to the idea of tithing in the Bible. First Fruits Garden is in essence the template or model of a community garden in which you will find:
- a step-by-step guide embedded with media to develop your community garden.
- a source for gathering resources for your organization: (curriculum, recipes, and how-to segments)
- information about working with food pantries and food insecure families’ participating in community gardening
- a guide to help develop a grand harvest celebration