Garden Updates — 10/20/2016 — 657 lbs. donated

Hello Gardeners,

We have a good cleanup on Sunday, many of the raised beds have been cleared, and a significant portion of the open area has been cleared. We harvested the last bit of produce we could gather (32 lbs.) which I took to Second Harvest. We had a windfall of peppers and carrots, which was impressive. This brings our total for the season to 657 lbs.

I want to thank everyone involved in this season, as well as those who were able to make it out to the clean-up effort. Ben, Rich and I loaded his truck twice and took much of the garden waste to the recycling center. I really appreciate that effort.

There is still some work to do, but officially we are done for the season. If you have not cleared out your bed, please do so. Anyone willing to put in extra effort to make further progress on clearing out the open area would also be greatly appreciated.

I will post more pictures of the clean-up effort below:

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Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 10/16/2016 — 625 lbs. donated

Hello Everyone,

Started garden cleanup on Saturday and some veggies many more of green peppers – 21 lbs. in all. This was taken to Second Harvest Monday.

Also — Made it to the recycling center to drop off the batteries, fluorescent bulbs and several CFL bulbs. Over 100 lbs. of batteries avoided landfills.

Just a reminder – we will one more Garden Clean up on October 16th. Turnout was low last week. Please try to make this week if possible.

Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 10/07/2016 — 604 lbs. donated

Hello Everyone,

Was out at the garden Wednesday and picked a lot of veggies including a cabbage, a few tomatoes, some carrots and plenty of green peppers – 12 lbs. in all. This was taken to Second Harvest yesterday.

Just a reminder – we will have our first garden clean-up tomorrow (10/8) at 10AM. There is a chance of rain tomorrow, but hope it will hold out so we can get a few things done. In the even that it is raining we will continue with our next cleanup on 10/16.

To anyone interested residing in Northampton County, there is a hazardous waste recycling event tomorrow at NCCC. Please see the flyer below. I intend to pick up our stockpile of used batteries at the church after work and take them in the morning.

See you soon.

Saturday October 8th at 10AM-??
Sunday October 16th at 10AM-2PM (allowing time for people at either service to show up).

Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

2016 Hazardous Waste Recycling Flyer

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Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 10/01/2016 — 592 lbs. Donated

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to give everyone an update. Sue and I were up at the Garden earlier this week and we harvested 52 lbs. of mostly sweet potatoes what a harvest.
Took to Second Harvest on 9/28/2016. That brings our total to 592 lbs. donated so far. I know we have some white potatoes to dig up, and I’m sure there will be another harvest worth, but I project we will end the season somewhere around 700 lbs. donated.

Fall is upon us. The cool weather is here and things are winding down. I have heard back from a few of you regarding the proposed dates, so below is what we will go with as far as garden cleanup. We’ll clear beds and the open area, mow, trim, empty rain barrels and otherwise prepare for winter.

Saturday October 8th at 10AM-??
Sunday October 16th at 10AM-2PM (allowing time for people at either service to show up).

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Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates — 09/21/2016 — 540 lbs. donated

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to thank everyone that was able to make it out to the garden last week. Sue was up at the garden yesterday afternoon, and I was up there in the evening. Together we harvested 45 lbs. Sue had 9 lbs. of awesome looking carrots, tomatoes, beans, onions, peppers and peas. Someone left some squash and a nice little pumpkin on the picnic table, thanks! I also got a nice eggplant from Kearnie’s plant. These donations were taken to Second Harvest.

As the summer draws to a close, we should look towards having a couple of workdays to clean up the garden and make our final harvests. I was thinking October 8th and October 15th both Saturdays (10AM – 2PMish). We could potentially make one of them a Sunday depending on interest. Please give some feedback if you may be able to help one of those days or if you have another preference.

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Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates –09/08/2016 — 495 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Wanted to update you on the latest from the garden. On Tuesday (9/6) I dropped off 65 lbs. of produce to Second Harvest Food Bank, on 6969 Silvercrest Rd, just a couple minutes up 512N towards Bath. They even weigh the produce and give you a receipt which I thought was nice. Wanted to thank Chris for picking the squash, there were quite a few there! Additionally, I was able to get some tomatoes, peppers beans, kale, basil, and a couple last cucumbers. Today Evarlyne dropped off 7 lbs. of tomatoes to Second Harvest as well. This brings our total to 495 lbs.

The squash bugs have pretty much ravaged the plants and are now taking cover on and under the squash or pumpkins themselves. I’m not sure if they will have an adverse effect on the fruit themselves, but we probably should start thinking about picking the rest as well.

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Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/31/2016 — 423 lbs. Donated

Hello Everyone,

Wanted to let everyone know the latest harvests. On Sunday we harvested about 15 lbs. mostly tomatoes and some beans left by the Gilberte’s but also a melon. Dropped off at Trinity Monday morning. Today Sue picked onions and carrots from her plot as well as tomatoes and beans. I was able to pick some additional tomatoes, various squash, a nice eggplant, kale, and some more beans. 58 lbs. in all, quite a lovely harvest! That will also go to Trinity tomorrow. I picked a couple ears of corn, but it’s not looking so good this year.

On Sunday Jaimee and I mowed the garden area, but there is still a lot of trimming and weeding to be done. Anyone able to pitch in would be helpful.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 08/25/2016 — 350 lbs. Donated

Hello Everyone,

I was able to get out Sunday before the rain, and donated 23 lbs. to Trinity Soup Kitchen. Was out last night as well, ran into Ben and Veronicah (thanks for helping!). We picked another 22 lbs., mostly of tomatoes. The additional 45 lbs. brings our total to 350 lbs. donated so far.

I may need some guidance on what corn or squash can be picked, but I don’t imagine I’ll be up there again until Sunday.

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Updates — 07/28/2016 — 170 lbs. Donated

Hello Gardeners,

Just wanted to update with our harvest results, and some pictures of our harvests.

So far the season has been full of many squash, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, beans, peas, radishes, basil and more!

07/08/2016 — 25 lbs. — Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Radishes — Trinity Soup Kitchen (Sue K.)
07/11/2016 — 20 lbs. — Radishes, Cucumbers, Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Squash, Kale — Trinity Soup Kitchen (Jason)
07/18/2016 — 15 lbs. — Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Peppers — Trinity Soup Kitchen (Jason)
07/20/2016 — 40 lbs. — Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Squash, Radishes, Kale, Peppers, Beans, Peas, Basil — New Bethany Ministries (Jason)
07/25/2016 — 45 lbs. — Kale, Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Turnips — Trinity Soup Kitchen (Jason)
07/28/2016 — 25 lbs. — Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Pepper, Tomatoes, Basil, Broccoli, Beans, Peas, Kale — New Bethany Ministries (Jason)

Thanks,
Jason

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Garden Pictures — Then And Now….

Hello Everyone,

Just posting some pictures from early season including our workdays, until now! Things are looking great at the garden. See how much we’ve grown!

Thanks,
Jason

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