Stone Garden Project
In 2013 Mission Peak UU started a collaboration with LEAF ( Local Agriculture and Ecology Fremont) as part of the Leap of Faith program. This program is the Stone Garden in Fremont.
Dr. Chris Stone-Payne gave LEAF a free, long-term lease on land behind her Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic for use in growing food for low-income residents. LEAF installed a permaculture garden on the property in 2014. That first year, 1,200 pounds of food were grown and donated to the Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank. The second year over 2,000 pounds were grown and donated. In 2017, we are on track to donate 3,000lbs. The garden now is home to a greenhouse, lath house, bee hives, water reclamation barrel, outdoor eating area, hugelkulture mounds and so much more. Volunteers from Mission Peak UU and many other organizations help with the ongoing effort of building the garden and growing food.