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Published: 7/6/2013


United Methodist Church garden

The United Methodist church, at 4747 Hill Ave., has chickens, turkeys, and honey bees. The church has areas for hydroponic agriculture where containers are stacked to produce five times more food than the area would give if just the ground were used, tower gardening that can produce 65 pounds of potatoes in very little space, and setups where aquaponic grow this under way. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Pastor Julian Davies stands among the vertical veggie plants. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pastor Julian Davies stands among the vertical veggie plants.
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One of the many community garden plots at the University Methodist Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo One of the many community garden plots at the University Methodist Church.
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The University Methodist Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The University Methodist Church.
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Wolfy is a free roaming chicken and a favorite animal at the University Methodist Church in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Wolfy is a free roaming chicken and a favorite animal at the University Methodist Church in Toledo.
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Owens Community College urban agriculture Intern Megan Fuller shows one of the many bee hives at the University Methodist Church in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Owens Community College urban agriculture Intern Megan Fuller shows one of the many bee hives at the University Methodist Church ...
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Alex Grashel, left, and Tarnez Jones, both 16, plant beans under corn at the University Methodist Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alex Grashel, left, and Tarnez Jones, both 16, plant beans under corn at the University Methodist Church.
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Alex Grashel, from left, and Tarnez Jones, both 16, listen for instructions from community garden director Bryan Ellis. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alex Grashel, from left, and Tarnez Jones, both 16, listen for instructions from community garden director Bryan Ellis.
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Community garden director Bryan Ellis harvests worms. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Community garden director Bryan Ellis harvests worms.
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Volunteer Alex Grashel, 16, plants beans under corn. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteer Alex Grashel, 16, plants beans under corn.
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Raised garden plots at the University Methodist Church  soak up the sun. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Raised garden plots at the University Methodist Church soak up the sun.
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Ducks roam at the University Methodist Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ducks roam at the University Methodist Church.
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UT medical student Hay Thuppal picks weeds from his garden plot. Enlarge | Buy This Photo UT medical student Hay Thuppal picks weeds from his garden plot.
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Summer volunteer Alex Grashel carries wood fuel pellets into a greenhouse for storage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Summer volunteer Alex Grashel carries wood fuel pellets into a greenhouse for storage.
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Donovan Ellis, 9, and Allyson Ernst, 10, plays with Wolfy the chicken at the University Methodist Church. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donovan Ellis, 9, and Allyson Ernst, 10, plays with Wolfy the chicken at the University Methodist Church.
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This fish pond will eventually lead to fresh veggies in the stone bed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo This fish pond will eventually lead to fresh veggies in the stone bed.
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Community garden director Bryan Ellis grows veggies inside the fish house. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Community garden director Bryan Ellis grows veggies inside the fish house.
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