Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We can always use more general gardeners. A general gardener does not have their own row to grow their own food in but instead they help with general gardening which includes weeding, planting, maintaining, and harvesting food pantry rows to help feed people in need. This is a very important part of what we do at our community garden.
The Children's program at our garden has been growing well and lots of fun activities have been added to help teach the children about gardening. A Jr. Master Gardener/4-H program has been established for the children too. We're looking for a reliable volunteer assistant to help with our Children's Garden program. Please contact Janet or Bev if you are interested in applying for this.
If you wish to participate in the community garden you will be asked to attend an Orientation meeting on Saturday, March 21st at 10:30 in the lunch room at The Salvation Army in McMinnville. Garden rules and membership forms will be available at that time. If you have any questions you can contact us by e-mail at : email@example.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A cold but sunny day greated us for our first workday of the year on Saturday, Jnauary 17, 2009. The handful of gardeners who braved the cold morning air quickly began weeding around the Food Pantry winter garden rows. Although still a bit soggy, at least the water that flooded between the rows a week earlier had dried up so that knee high boots where not required.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Sun was shining and the sky was blue, but the first work day of 2009 was definitely cold. The wind was blowing and keeping us cooled off. Miranda found refuge in the new greenhouse. Bev and I found her a few pots that needed to be weeded.
Miranda and Bev are checking out the new rose plants Bev rescued from being almost ran over out in front by the parking lot. Somehow from one pot she ended up with three. It's so nice having the greenhouse. Thank you to the G. E. N. E. (Garden Enhanced Nutrion Education) Grant. The rest of the gardeners continued on about the business of getting the garden rows ready for the upcoming season. I already want to plant, but it's only January. Winter has just begun.