Garden Updates — 08/11/2018 — 177 lbs. Doanted

Hello Gardeners,

As the rain sets in again, I hope it will do our garden some good. Tomatoes have been struggling this season, though we are just starting to get some beans, and the squash and cucumbers have been our big producers this year. That may change though as many squash plants are starting to wilt, and the squash bugs seem plentiful. Looking into some organic approaches we could take I got some organic soap spray and some diatomaceous earth. Both are said to help. So we will give it a go, though it may be a little late.

But our donations are doing well. We’ve had some great cabbage also this season, which we haven’t had a lot of luck with in the past. A different season, a different set of veggies that do well!

Harvest details below:

08/06/2018 – 23 lbs. – Second Harvest – Cabbage, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers.
08/07/2018 – 16 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Kale, 3 Cabbage — Thanks Ben!
08/09/2018 – 12 lbs. – Second Harvest –Kale, Squash, Cucumbers, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, Green Beans.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/04/2018 — 126 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had a few more donations this week. I can imagine with the rain we will have a good amount to harvest tomorrow! Thanks Sue K. for making a delivery this week!

Harvest details below:

07/31/2018 – 5 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions – Sue K.
08/02/2018 – 13 lbs. – Northeast Ministries –Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Banana Peppers, Turnips

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/30/2018 — 108 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had a few nice harvests come in the last several days! We broke 100 lbs.!! Last week we had a nice donation of beans from Bob C. Also had some nice Kale from Ben and crew. Sue K. contributed a terrific cabbage!

Garden is looking pretty good this time of year. I mowed the grass on Sunday, so all is looking good. Please continue to weed your gardens and check for evidence of critters and add some fencing if necessary. I have spotted deer droppings both inside the garden and outside by the gate. There is certainly some evidence that they’ve been feasting!

Harvest details below:
07/23/2018 – 11 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Green & Yellow Beans!
07/26/2018 – 35 lbs. – Second Harvest –Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Onion
07/30/2018 – 17 lbs. – New Bethany Ministries – Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/19/2018 — 45 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We had quite a nice harvest yesterday, a little bit of everything starting to come in!! Lots of squash, probably about 10. Excited to see some of the first tomatoes coming in. Let’s hope for a good amount of rain over the next couple of days.

Harvest details below:
07/19/2018 – 20 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Cucumbers, Peppers, Turnips, Tomatoes

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/17/2017 — 25 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

We’ve had some hot days to be sure! The garden is looking good though. The tomatoes are doing well, and I think we’ll have plenty of the this season.

I was able to harvest some squash on Sunday and make a donation. Joyce shared some kale with me.

Sue may have another cabbage ready to pick soon. I’ll be out Wednesday night for another harvest.

I’m thinking about another work day on 7/29 potentially. Stay tuned for more updates.

Harvest details below:

07/16/2018 – 10 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen –Zucchini, Squash, Kale.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/11/2018 — 15 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

I was up to the garden this evening. Saw Ben, Joyce & Rachel, they were watering and weeding. Thank you for so much for your help!

There are many things growing, but not a lot that’s ready at this point. There are a few squash that will be ready in a day or two, but nothing today.

We had a great workday on Saturday, the Lockhart ladies assembled our new Storage bin at the doors of the church! Thank you ladies! It looks great!!! Anyone that picks produce for donation can leave it in the bin, and let someone know so it can be taken. Generally speaking we will pickup Sunday and Wednesday evenings for delivery the following morning. Food banks are not open and don’t receive deliveries on the weekend.

The garden is looking great overall. Rich and I were able to mow on the weekend, thanks to his mower and MacGyver like repair skills.

On Monday I made the following donation:

07/09/2018 – 5 lbs. – Second Harvest –Turnips, Radishes, Zucchini, Jalapenos, and parsley.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/03/2018 — 10 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

First wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July! Hope everyone has been surviving the heat wave!

Sue & Rich produced some of our first harvest. Sue brought me the produce last night, which I was able to donate this morning as our first official donation (Thank you Sue!). Some additional items we donated from my sister, 18 bars of soap, 30 kid’s toothbrushes.

I also have our new produce storage bin for out front of the church for collection. More details to follow later.

Our next workday will be Saturday, July 7th 10:00AM – 1:00PM.

Harvest details below:

07/03/2018 – 10 lbs. – Second Harvest – Cabbage, Turnips, Zucchini, Jalapenos, an onion and a couple of radishes.

Thanks,
Jason

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First Garden Meeting of 2018 — 02/25/2018

Hello Everyone!

For those hoping for an early spring — Punxsutawney Phil has delivered us some disappointing news!! But not to fret – we have our first Garden meeting planned for Sunday, February 25th 12:00PM-1:30PM. Meeting will be in the Youth Lounge at the church. Please be there as we get hopefully an early start on discussing 2018 plans for the garden.

Also – I wanted to pass along some information from Northampton County regarding recycling events that are upcoming. The Household Hazardous Waste Event will be May 19th, at Northampton Community College. Also, there will be various electronics recycling events – the first one in Easton on April 28th. Typically, the electronics recycling is not free there is usually a small fee involved.

Below is a copy of the event flyer:

2018 NorCo Collection Event Schedule

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 10/22/2017 — 647 lbs. donated

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to thank everyone that was able to make it out for the last two garden work days. It was so great to see you all! We had a decent season in total, though as each season is different there were some unique challenges. As we wrapped up our seventh season, we were able to make another donation of 40 lbs. to Trinity Soup Kitchen. Also donated a bunch of soaps and shampoos that Jaimee has been collecting. The results were good for our battery and bulb recycling, we had a car full of stuff, I would say well over 100 lbs. of batteries we kept out of landfills!

At this point the plants have stopped producing and we have concluded our work days for this season and finished making donations. However, if you still have plants growing and would like to donate, please take to any food bank and report the totals back to me. Please be sure to clean up your raised bed on your own.

Late February or very early in March we will have a meeting to talk about season 2018. We appreciate each and every one of you and the contributions you were able to make this year.

10/16/2017 –40 lbs. – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Peppers, Tomatoes

See pictures below:

God Bless!
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 10/09/2017 — 607 lbs. donated — Final Workday Reminder!

Hello Gardeners,

Things are winding down for the season. I wanted to thank everyone that has been able to contribute this season. Also wanted to thank Rich and Chris Chambers for mowing! Our final work day will be this coming Sunday, October 15th starting at approximately 10:30AM. We should have one final donation to take on that day, which should bring us within range of last year’s totals.

Also wanted to remind anyone doing fall cleaning at home, that Northampton Community College will be again hosting their hazardous waste recycling event on Saturday, October 14th. We will be picking up batteries at the church and dropping them off on that day. See enclosed flyer for more information.

Hope to see you soon.

Latest harvests below:

09/29/2017 — 20 lbs. – Catholic Charites – Tomatoes (Chris F.)
10/02/2017 — 10 lbs. – Second Harvest – Tomatoes, Peppers
10/09/2017 — 9 lbs. – Second Harvest – Tomatoes, Peppers

2017 HHW Events

Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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