Oct 252014

Come out and enjoy this wonderful fall weather and help feed hungry people in our community.

We have turnips, peppers, sweet potatoes and lettuce to harvest. we are now planting garlic which will winter over to be ready for harvest in the spring. We are putting away tomato cages and tools. In short, there is lots to do.

Did I forget to mention broccoli? We have cabbage and brussel sprouts ready to pick, too.

The 6th Hope for the Hungry Conference will take place on November 8 at Plymouth Congregational Church from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The day will be facilitated by local author Debra Landwehr Engle and will include sessions on Hunger and Nutrition; Food and Land Rescue; and Bringing It All Together.  Lunch will be provided by the Connection Café – the free lunch program in downtown Des Moines.  More information is available at hopeforthehungry.blogspot.com.

The Faith & Grace Garden is in great need of a few truckloads or horse manure to be applied to the garden before fall plowing. If you have some or know of someone who does, please reply to this message. And many thanks!!

If you are thinning your flower beds and have extra fall bulbs, please sort them by color, bag them up, and drop them by the garden.

Garden produce harvested through October 21:
Units in Lbs     Total
Peas    115
Bush Beans    826
Broccolli    178
Cabbage    200
Caulifower    29
Cucumbers    45
Endmeme    147
Lettuce    412
Strawberries    20
Okra    35
Onions    554
Tomatoes    1,969
Purslane    25
Peppers    216
Cantalope    178
Water melon    286
Zucchini    157
Winter Squash    88
Potatoes    1,218
Radishes    150
Turnips    55
Sweet Potatoes    163
Eggplant    127
Total Harvested    7,193

Where does the food go?
DMARC    2,060
Eddie  Davis    90
Trinity Methodist    2,389
Lutheran Social Services    170
WDM Human Services    2,408
Eyerly Ball    76
Total Donated    7,193

Tim Goldman-745-9842 – timothyjgoldman@gmail.com

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