Rainbow Community Garden

Growing food for growing kids

A house once stood on the lot now used for the Rainbow Garden, with an arbor on the south side and a chicken coop in back. Grapes now grow on the arbor, next to plots of rhubarb and asparagus and four young fruit trees. The chicken coop is a tool shed. Behind the shed are rain barrels that store 1,000 gallons of on-demand water. Thanks to a generous grant the garden was converted from a single plot into 16 raised beds. New fencing, a bee-and-butterly garden, and other improvements have made the garden more useful and eye-pleasing.  Now, each year the Rainbow Garden provides hundreds of pounds of fresh tomatoes, potatoes, onions, broccoli, cabbage, beets, sturdy greens and other vegetables for Freedom School culinary staff, who provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack to more than 100 students every day.

The success of the Rainbow Garden is dependent on volunteers from both inside and outside the church. For more information, email

GardyoungRemembrance Garden

The Remembrance Garden is a place of final resting and reflection for family members and members of Rainbow Mennonite church.