The Gardens of St. Paul’s

“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden” Gen 2:8

The Memorial Garden

The cross is the central focus of the garden.

The people of St. Paul’s designed the Memorial Garden as a place where neighbors can come and sit, surrounded by beauty and peace. The Memorial Garden is a place of interment for loved ones.

This garden reminds us that while death is a reality, there is always the promise of something more beyond.

The Galton Meditation Garden

The Galton Family donated a large parcel of land to the people of St. Paul’s. Over the years the unused section of woods attracted an array of litter. St. Paul’s reclaimed the land and created the Galton meditation Garden.

This garden is a metaphor for how God can work in our lives, no matter how cluttered with litter. If we allow, God can turn us into something beautiful and peaceful.

Community Garden

This garden is dedicated to raising food for the local food pantry and beyond.

See the Events page for care for these gardens or our St. Paul's Community Garden facebook page.

Composting for the Garden

There are collection bins for the composting materials located on the east side of the church.
The bins will be labeled for specific types of materials (for example, food scraps or newspapers or sawdust and ash).
Please be sure to secure the lids after depositing your compost materials so animals do not get in.


  • All vegetable and fruit waste (including rinds and cores) even if moldy. Cut large rinds and banana peels into smaller chunks
  • Anything made from flour (cookies, breads, rolls, crackers, pizza crusts noodles, etc.)
  • Grains, rice, barley, oatmeal (cooked or uncooked)
  • Coffee grounds, used tea bags, filters
  • Fruit and vegetable pulp from juicing
  • Old spices
  • Outdated boxed foods
  • Egg shells
  • Corn cobs and husks cut into chunks
  • Sawdust
  • Ash from fireplaces and fire pits (no charcoal)
  • Newspapers


  • Meat or meat waste including bones, fat, gristle and skin
  • Fish or fish waste and bones
  • Any dairy products
  • Grease, oil or butter