Jacob’s Garden & Cupboard


a philanthropic ministry at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Jacob’s Garden exists to identify and provide assistance to children in need in our community and to build relationships with local families.

  • Jacob’s Garden was named to honor Archpriest Jacob Myers (1948-2013). Father Jacob was the priest at St John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church in downtown Atlanta. Father Jacob had a strong ministry to the poor and needy.
  • Jacob’s Garden is worked by individuals as they have time. There is a daily need for weeding, trimming, making sure the water system is working, and watering if the system is not sprinkling. However, each Wednesday evening from 5pm till dark, is reserved for group work on the garden. It is a time for fellowship and gardening as a team.

Where is the garden?

Turn left out of the church parking lot. Turn right at the first driveway after the little pond on the right. There is a small sign pointing to the right toward the garden. Turn right and go up a gravel road. There is a parking area at the top of the hill.

During the growing season (June to early November) the fresh produce is offered on Sunday after church at the Freewill Offering Farmers Market. The produce is not ‘priced’, you are asked to be generous and contribute more than you’d pay at a fancy grocery store. The money goes into the Philanthropy fund at Holy Transfiguration to supply food for those in need.

For more information or to get involved, contact Demetrios at 404-435-2177 or Randy at 678-793-6193.