Go Green

Congregational Gardening

Interfaith Power & Light (MD•DC•NoVA) is partnering up with Montgomery Victory Gardens’ Congregational Community Garden Network (CCGN) to help local congregations grow food in their own backyards.

The network, which brings together faith-minded food gardeners from across the DC greater metro area, shares community, information, and inspiration through a Yahoo Group, phone calls, educational meetings/presentations, and garden visits.

Expert advice from certified Master Gardeners is also available.

Hundreds of pounds of food were contributed last year to area food shelters form CCGN gardens, and we aim to grow even larger this year.



If you are already growing food at your congregation, let Montgomery Victory Gardens know!  They would also be happy to help your congregation plan and create a community garden.

For more information about the Congregational Community Garden Network, please contact Montgomery Victory Garden Outreach and Education Coordinator Vincenza Kamwendo at vincenzakamwendo@gmail.com,
or MVG Project Director Gordon Clark at

The Baltimore Food and Faith Project provide small grants to faith communities, religious schools, and other faith-based organizations to help create vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens to improve our food system. Congregations/schools/organizations must be located in Baltimore City or in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. Grants are awarded in amounts up to $750. More information and apply here.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides ten different landscape grant programs to non-profits, including faith communities. Learn more about the criteria for each grant program here.