For the third time, Fr. Samuel Lynn has received the Rock Island Community Award for his all organic garden. In cooperation with the city, he has created a community garden which draws university and college students to survey the garden and learn methods and techniques used in Asian gardens.
The City will give him two spaces to use for gardens in Rock Island next year. He sells vegetables from the garden to the community and last year he raised $900 which was donated to a seminarian in Myanmar for his one-year study program.