Jul 252023

Hot week underway…

There is plenty of watering and harvesting to do in the garden. We expect to be harvesting over 2,000 pounds a week in August, so your help will be really appreciated.

Mark Marshall (6’0”) standing amongst the shoulder-high tomato plants. We have some 800 tomato plants growing in the garden.

Here are harvest and donation results through July 22

Fruit/Vegetable Pounds Harvested

Asparagus 15
Beets 308
Broccoli 83
Cabbage 285
Cauliflower 155
Collards 185
Cucumbers 437
Egg plant 66
Garlic/Garlic scapes 102
Kale 167
Lettuce 453
Mustard 115
Radishes 50
Spinach 230
Summer Squash 580
Swiss Chard 240
Potatoes 40
Tomatoes 835
Turnips 292

Total Harvested 4,780

Garlic harvest 100% complete.
Tomato and potato harvests start this week.

Donation sites/Pounds Donated

Lutheran Services -Re 330
Trinity Las Americas 1,937
Johnston Food Pantry 185
WDM Human Services 2,328

Total Donated 4,780

Become a Garden Volunteer…feed the hungry…..love your neighbor….live your faith….could it get any better?!

Regular volunteer hours for individuals and small groups:
Monday through Friday 8 am – 10 am from June 5 – September 15
Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am from September 18 through October 27
Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm starting May 2 through August 22
Tuesday evenings 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm from August 29 through October 24

No experience necessary. Bring a hat, water bottle and garden gloves if you have them. Wear clothes that can get dirty and hard-soled shoes. Sunscreen is a good idea as is bug repellent later in the season.

To volunteer during our regular volunteer hours please sign-up here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aa9a82ea6f58-2023#/

Large groups volunteer by appointment. School, church, civic, and corporate groups are always welcome in the garden by appointment. Contact Tim Goldman at timothyjgoldman@gmail.com to volunteer as fits your schedule.

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