Hello Garden Friends:
Now that the temperature is really starting to drop, those food pantry gardens that are not finished for this season are really busy with the harvest.
Wow! What a growing season it was….from all local food pantry gardens nearly 30,000 pounds of vegetables were donated to food pantries in 2012!! (I should have a final total later this month.) To put that number in perspective, last year 15,000 pounds of vegetables were donated all total from the local food pantry gardens.
Here’s what’s happening in a garden near you:
Agape Garden, 7384 NW 16th Street in Ankeny (Next to the Faith Chapel and close by John Deere)
Tonight is last night for picking vegetables at the Agape Garden. Come help finish up a wonderful year. If you know anyone who can use green tomatoes, there are lots of nice ones on the ground. You can bag these in brown paper bags and they will slowly turn red and ripen. I do it every year. We have too many.
The Agape Garden has harvested and donated 15,079 lbs. in 2012!!
Please call Craig Crist to verify times @ 515-577-8260 leave message if no answer.
Faith & Grace Garden. Between 24th & 28th Streets north of Ashworth Road, WDM, between Covenant Presbyterian Church and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, park in the lot north of St. Timothy’s off 24th Street.
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|WDM Human Services||
|Eddie Davis Community Center||
|DMARC Food Pantry Warehouse||
|Trinity United Methodist||
|Family Violence Shelter||
|Cavero Park/Bidwell Riverside||
Special Note, mark your calendar: Harvest Celebration – Saturday, October 20 from 9am – Noon. Fruit and nut tree plantings with refreshments served at Covenant Presbyterian (on west side of garden). See the attachment to this message for details.
St. Anthony’s Garden of Eden An estimated 1,200 pounds of vegetables harvested so far: Peppers of several varieties, Onions, Radishes, Potatoes and Tomatoes. Okra is about a week away. Tomatoes are just now coming in volume.
For information about the Garden of Eden, please contact John at email@example.com or by calling 515-240-3146.
St Francis of Assisi Garden The garden is located across the street to the North, from St Francis of Assisi church in the North-east corner of the playground.
Jan reports the Gardening Angels of St. Francis of Assisi, have donated over 2,400 pounds of produce to the Food Pantry so far this year. we will still harvest tomatoes and green tomatoes, this week, plus okra, beans, cucumbers, turnips, and butternut squash.
Gardening every Sunday evening. For more information, contact Jan Hoeman atJanhoeman@mchsi.com.
Urban Harvest Garden – An outreach of Urban Heights Covenant benefitting the Urbandale/Windsor Heights Food Pantry 7605 Aurora, Urbandale, Iowa 278-1371
For information and best times to garden, please email garden manager Beth Rydberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at 314-2114.
HOPE FOR THE HUNGRY
Feeding Greater Des Moines
November 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Here’s the day in a nutshell:
Keynote: Yogesh Shah, M.D., Des Moines University, “What Does Hunger Look Like?”
Workshops: What does childhood hunger look like…at school, in the home, for the community?
Video and Discussion: “Hunger Hits Home”
Goal: Alleviate childhood hunger by 2015 in Greater Des Moines
Do you know that 1 in 5 Iowa children do not have enough to eat? And that 3 in 5 children in the largest school district in Greater Des Moines qualified for free school meals during the last school year? Do these children go hungry at home? Connect with other participants and experts in the field as we learn about childhood hunger in our area. Join the discussion and contribute your ideas as we plan our 2013 projects toward the 2015 goal.
The Bridge, an ecumenical group of downtown churches, will provide lunch. A free-will offering for lunch will support the Bridge’s downtown Connection Cafe, which serves free lunch five days a week to people in need.
Register now and save! Registrations postmarked by October 26 are $15 per person; later registrations are $30 each. Registration forms are available online athopeforthehungry.blogspot.com
Hosted by the Coalition in Support of Hungry Children and DMARC’s Move the Food pantries.
Want a real lift? Check out these links from our friends at the Lord’s Acre……
The Fascinating Ted Talk: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes can be found here.
In America –On Being Poor: Check out this CNN post here.
How to construct a Free, Palate Chicken House can be found here.
Video: Real Food, Is That Too Much To Ask? can be seen here.
50 Winter Squash Recipes can be found here
See you in the garden,