The sign on the garden fence at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City reads “Lettuce” in bold letters.
It means Let us Feed Others. And they do — by growing enormous amounts of vegetables to give to local food banks.
Last year, the church donated more than 5,000 pounds of food. It is hard to get your head around that. Imagine, though, a large tomato that weighs about a pound, and then imagine thousands of them.
Of course, the church grows a variety of other vegetables, and most are started with seeds. Around March of each year, Clyde