What we do
We grow vegetables for the local hungry. Some of the vegetables we raise include:
|Brussels Sprouts||Herbs||Potatoes – Sweet|
We also raise lots of flower both perennials and annuals for cutting.
Each garden is about one-half acre in size. The soil is tilled in the fall and again in the spring. Planting begins when the weather co-operates, usually March or April with peas, salad and root crops going in first. Broccoli, cabbage, onions, Brussels sprouts are transplanted into the ground as plant sets as soon as we can dig a little deeper in the soil.
Once the soil warms up and the danger of frost passes, we will put out tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn and green beans.
Gardens are tilled, hoed, and weeded from June until October. We pride ourselves on clean gardens. Harvest begins around the middle of May and continues until freeze-up in October with regular deliveries to the food pantries, too.
Regular work times are scheduled primarily in the evenings for the benefit of volunteers who work during the day. However, we will schedule a work event any time (except Sunday morning) that three or more persons wish to work. Individuals can weed or hoe outside of scheduled work times anytime at their convenience. A typical work event lasts 1 to 2 hours. See the This Week page for events taking place in the coming week.
Scheduled work days in the gardens are week days 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m and weekends except Sunday mornings. Food delivery help is needed on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
Work events can be scheduled at any time except Sunday morning for groups of three or more persons. See the calendar to schedule a convenient time.
Some hoes, rakes, garden forks and hand tools are available on-site at the garden. If you have your own tools please bring them with you. The tools you will need are listed on the This Week page. Bring your own drinking water in warm weather. Sunscreen and bug repellant are also good to bring sometimes. We have a limited supply of cloth gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Be prepared to get muddy in wet weather. We do not work in the rain, but the gardens will be muddy after a soaking rain.