Jul 142019

Blueberry picking is now in full swing in the garden!
Help is needed!!!  See Details below:

We need help harvesting as well as watering. Come out and help for an hour. Volunteer times are available by appointment, just call Tim at 515-745-9842 or Mark at 515-988-5381 to arrange a time convenient for you, or sign up to volunteer at these regular volunteer times:

8:30 am – 10:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (use the link below to schedule)
Morning Garden Sign Up

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (use the link below to schedule)
Evening Garden Sign Up

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays (use the link below to schedule)
Student Service Hours Sign Up

By signing up, you help us to plan our work or send you a cancellation message should the need arise.

WOW! Garden Greenhouse Update – Project Fully Funded – Thank you for your generous support!

Thanks to the generosity of many of individuals, local organizations and foundations we now have the funds necessary to erect the 1,250 sq. ft. all-season permanent greenhouse beside the Faith & Grace Garden. Our plans call for growing enough plant sets each spring to meet the needs of the Faith & Grace Garden as well as 20 other donation gardens and 15 refugee urban farmers at no charge.

A service team from Habitat for Humanity will erect the greenhouse in September.

Special thanks to all the organizations that have volunteered in the garden this season!!!

8 – 15 volunteers from the Lutheran Services of Iowa Refugee Services program come to the garden on every Thursday morning.

3 – 8 volunteers from Vegelife come to the garden on every other Monday evening.

A 12 member team from Deloitte Services volunteered in the garden for Impact Day in June.

Volunteer groups from Walnut Creek School and Ashworth Road Baptist Church planted potatoes in the garden in May.

Here are harvest and donation results through July 11

Pounds Harvested:
Asparagus 57
Beets 195
Blueberries 45
Lettuce 530
Onions 60
Radishes 25
Spinach 5
Turnips 130
Total Harvested 1,047
Pounds Donated:
Bethel Mission 15
Trinity 218
WDM Human Services 676
Lutheran Services of Iowa 138
Total Donated 1,047

Tim Goldman -745-9842 timothyjgoldman@gmail.com
Mark Marshall -988-5381 wdmmarshall@msn.com

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