St. Clare’s Pleasanton will be holding an Earth Day celebration to bless our Clare’s Fare community food garden. Since it was founded in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, Clare’s Fare Garden has grown and donated more than 5,000 pounds of food to nurture the sick and feed the hungry in the Tri-Valley. The garden is a joint mission between St Clare’s and volunteer gardeners — many of them members of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club, a non-profit educational and service. The garden supplies healthy organic fruit and vegetables to Culinary Angels, which provides nutritious meals to cancer patients, and to La Familia, a family and community support network in the Tri-Valley. It also serves as a model garden for those interested in learning about growing food and creating sustainable outdoor spaces. With its dual mission of feeding the hungry and protecting God’s creation, we believe this community garden is something our patron saint, Clare of Assisi, would have approved of!