Retreat participants work in garden at CrossRoads

Keegan Holland, left, and Craig Cwynar, both students of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, tended to the raised-bed gardens at St. William Church, 1226 West Oak Street, July 24. Holland and Cwynar were both participants in the week-long CrossWalk retreat hosted by Crossroads Ministry, an outreach ministry of St. William Church. Produce from the garden is used to feed retreatants and staff. In the future the retreat-based group hopes to share some produce with the nearby Dierson Center and parishioners of St. William.

Keegan Holland, left, and Craig Cwynar, both students of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, tended to the raised-bed gardens at St. William Church, 1226 West Oak Street, July 24.

CrossRoads Ministry, an outreach ministry of St. William Church, has eight new raised-bed gardens adjacent to their property at 1226 West Oak Street.

The gardens were planted by retreat participants from Cape Girardeau, Mo., last month.

Produce — including asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, kale, peppers and cucumbers — from the garden is used to feed participants and staff during retreats. In the future the retreat-based group hopes to share some of the produce with the nearby Diersen Center and parishioners of St. William, said Dawn Dones, CrossRoads director.

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