May 082018

Thank you Ashworth Road Baptist Church Volunteers!

On Saturday morning 20 volunteers from Ashworth Road Baptist Church gathered in the garden and planted over 1200 row feet of potatoes. This is the earliest time in memory that we have had all the potatoes in the ground!!

Mary Flynn, 86, (Second Photo Below)  prepares seed potatoes for planting. When Mary is not in the Faith & Grace garden she is in her home. Last year Mary bought us nearly 200 pounds of cucumbers to donate!!

VegLife Des Moines Forms Garden Team

VegLife Des Moines (3rd Photo Down) is a new non-profit formed by local vegans to help the veg community thrive and make it easier for more people to enjoy a VegLife in our community. They will be in the garden volunteering on Monday evenings.

For more information about VegLife contact:
or go to:

Would your group like to volunteer in the garden? Contact Tim Goldman for available dates and  times.

Upcoming dates and volunteer groups:

  • May 15 – Habitat for Humanity
  • May 16 – Covenant Presbyterian Youth Group
  • May 23 – Waukee High School
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Walnut Hills Church
  • June 8 – Deloitte Services
  • Wednesday evenings in July – Ashworth Road Baptist Church
  • Monday evenings all season – VegLife Des Moines

You can also volunteer as an individual or with a friend. To make volunteering in the garden easy, we’re using to organize our volunteer program.

Why register? It allows us to advise you of last minute cancellations due to weather, and keep you informed of what we will be doing when you volunteer.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click the link below to register as a volunteer on (New link!)
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

The signup process may invoke pop-up windows that could be disallowed by computers running pop-up blocker applications – Please watch for notifications requesting permission to access and use the sign-up.

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Tim Goldman 515-745-9842
Mark Marshall 515-988-5381 –

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