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Changing Our Community

The garden was established in October 2016 with just a handful of volunteers working the land behind a local church. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary with incorporating as The Giving Gardens, Inc.

Since then, the Giving Garden has donated over 10,000 lbs of organic produce and 12,000 eggs to the Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry.


In addition to the Sweetwater Mission, the Garden has also been responsible for gathering donations such as other food items, books, and coats for families in need across the community.

All proceeds are used for maintaining the Giving Garden itself, or to be used for providing donations to those in need within our community.

There is limited paid staff, and the organization today is still run by volunteers from the local community. if you are interested in joining our cause to interrupt poverty, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Our Leaders & Volunteer Team

Judy Byler
Founder and CEO

Kate Thalacker

Kenny Perkins

Dan Bruton
Board Member

Mikhail Whitworth
Board Member

John Martzall
Board Member

Jenna Dennisur
Board Member

Kristin Lemmerman
Board Member

Stephanie Bryan
Board Member

Amanda Harris
Board Member

Tina Schwenke
Board Member