We’re Climate Champions!
Sponsored by the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change, the MCC is proud to be a 2022 Climate Champion. We submitted applications in categories for Sustainable Land Use and Water Saving Practices, and are one of 77 local organizations who are being recognized (and one of only a few in multiple categories). As one member says, “We’re practicing what we preach!” Click here for the press release.
The Land-Use Umbrella Group (LUUG) provides the primary oversight for caring for creation at the MCC. To join a project and tend to this place by harvesting, weeding, chainsawing, and more, contact LUUG through the church office at
Food Pantry Gardens
Our Food Pantry Garden grows over 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables annually. Produce is donated to Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) and Lussier Community Education Center food pantries, as well as Tree Lane apartment residents, and is also harvested and used by Chrysalis clients to make and sell popsicles.
As with all gardens here, crops are organic and raised pesticide-free. Compost piles are available to turn community food scraps into rich soil. Don’t miss a pause to visit the beauty of the flower cutting garden.
With our mission to care for God’s earth and celebrate our origins, our native prairie preserves a part of the natural diversity that thrived before European settlers came to southern Wisconsin. Maintaining the prairie since 1983 has been a cooperative effort by members of MCC.
In the spring, church members burn the prairie to stimulate native plants and control non-native species. In June, the purple of spiderwort covers the prairie; in the heat of summer, purple coneflower and cup plant shine; in the fall, goldenrod, asters, and native grasses bloom and sway.
Old Sauk Community Gardens
Old Sauk Community Garden, hosted by the MCC, serves over 50 families. Plots are available for a nominal fee through Gardens Network, a collaborative partnership between Community GroundWorks, Dane County UW-Extension and the City of Madison (danegardens.net). Visit oldsaukcommunitygardens.org to learn more.