An organization generously donated thousands of vegetable and flower seed packets to the Church Refugee Garden Program for use by the gardeners next spring to jump-start their growing season.

There was one catch: the seeds were unsorted. We had dozens of boxes of mixed-up seed packets waiting to be categorized.

Thank you to the residents at Eagle Crest Senior Living in Roseville who hosted a seed sorting day there.

Thousands of packets were moved from haphazard piles to neatly labeled boxes. The afternoon passed quickly as we compared unique seed packet finds, reminisced on gardening and farming days, and learned about Arrive Ministries and the Church Refugee Garden Program.

Arrive Ministries connects congregations to refugees who are interested in growing nutritious and culturally appropriate food on their church property.

Learn more on the Church Refugee Gardens here.