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“Let deeds, not words, be your adorning.”  – Baha’u’llah

“Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship.” – Abdu’l-Baha

A few members of our Baha’i community volunteer their knowledge and labor in the Ranson Old Town Community Garden, a project designed to bring together people from all across the city to help provide healthy food for those on limited budgets. The Ranson Old Town Community Gardens Association is operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Community Ministries. 

Other Baha’is serve the community in different ways, including volunteering with other civic and local organizations, and through devotional gatherings, children’s classes, the junior youth spiritual empowerment program,  and study groups. 

Watch a video about the Old Town Ranson Community Garden project at the following links:

The Power of a Community Garden

or on YouTube at  Reaching out to all — Creating a Sustainable Community in Ranson, WV



Judy Ashelman displaying a large bag of fresh pea sprouts donated by one of the partners in the project who has a similar high tunnel greenhouse


Jay Good helping build raised beds and greenhouse benches for the Gardens’ new high tunnel greenhouse

Larry Barkdoll and Peter Ashelman helping add compost to fill the raised beds to begin growing spring vegetables

Community Garden Project facilitators Judith Ashelman and William Gregg 5-27-13

Bill Gregg helped build the raised bed gardens

Building the raised bed gardens

Sign showing the partners in the Community Gardens Project

Sign showing the partners in the Community Gardens Project

An armload of radishes, Julie Gregg

An armload of radishes

A day's harvest

A day’s harvest