Jul 242021

Lots of watering and harvesting going on now in the garden.

Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, kale and beans are now ready to be picked. Continued warm weather also means there is plenty of watering to do, too. A big thank you to the wonderful crew from Corteva Agriscience who harvested 945 pounds of cabbage on Monday! 

Watering and harvesting…can you help?
Volunteer times in the garden are as follows:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
June – Oct 6-8pm 9-11am 6-8pm 9-11am 6-8pm

To sign-up to volunteer, go here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4AA9A82EA6F58-faith

Why sign-up? It helps us to plan our activities and to communicate, especially when the weather looks bad and we need to cancel.

There are also opportunities to volunteer in the garden by appointment, contact Mark Marshall at 988-5381 or wdmmarshall@msn.com to arrange a convenient time.

We ask that volunteers coming to the garden observe the CDC’s guidelines. If you are not fully vaccinated and wish to volunteer, please let us know and we will arrange to make your time in the garden safe for all.

As always, volunteers should dress for the weather, wear hard soled shoes, and bring garden gloves if you have them. Gloves are also available at the garden if you do not have them.

If you cannot volunteer your time, consider a financial donation to continue this important work. Send your check to St. Timothy’s, 1020 24th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50266. Please note Faith & Grace Garden in the memo line.

Name that Vegetable Contest….30+ pounds and it’s not a pumpkin
Every summer we grow a ‘mystery vegetable’ with a prize going to the first reader that correctly identifies it. So what kind of squash is it? Hint, it can grow to over 60 pounds.

Here are harvest and donation results through July 19

What we grew Pounds
Cabbage 1,485
Cucumbers 281
Eggplant 56
Garlic/ garlic scapes 36
Kale 344
Lettuce 88
Onions 120
Peas 80
Peppers 70
Tomatoes 84
Zucchini 365
Total Harvested 3,009
Donation Sites
Trinity Methodist 1,307
Johnston Food Pantry 15
Central IA Shelter & Svcs 58
WDM Human Services 684
Total Donated 3,009


For more information about the Faith & Grace Garden Tim Goldman -745-9842 timothyjgoldman@gmail.com Mark Marshall -988-5381 wdmmarshall@msn.com |  www.growthefood.org


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