Ohio Ministry Thanks Cal-Nevada for 'JAM Gardens' Support

January 22, 2009

Jackson Area Ministries, located in and serving the Appalachian counties of Ohio and receiving multi-denominational support, thanks those in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church who have provided seeds and/or financial support to the JAM Gardening Project over the years.


In existence since the early 1970s, the program aims to provide low-income people in the 19 counties of southeast Ohio with resources to grow their own gardens. Last year, it reports, donations came in from 34 states, including the California-Nevada Conference - supplying 2,928 households with seed potatoes, tomato plants, and a variety of vegetable seeds.


If each garden were to yield $200 worth of food, the combined value of the 2008 program can be estimated at $585,600.


Churches, United Methodist Women groups, youth groups, and individuals who would like to contribute this year – or who are interested in receiving brochures, bulletin inserts, a complete report, or other information - may contact JAM Gardening, P.O. Box 603, Jackson, OH 45640; phone 888-237-3141; email jamjar@bright.net.


You may also visit the Jackson Area Ministries website for more information: just paste http://www.frognet.net/~jorobin/ into your web browser.


The deadline to send seeds is April 15.