Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Harvest Donation made and another on the Way…

Monday Morning our first harvest was donated to New Bethany Ministries, primairly two types lettuce from the Walters and Caskie gardens.   The second harvest will include lettuce, chard, and leeks and that donation will be made tomorrow. 

I will be Emailing the Schedule for the rest of June, July and August regarding watering, weeding, and lawn trimming. 

Enjoy some more pictures from the Garden!

Thanks…

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Shed Progress…

Andy & his dad have been busy constructing the new shed with the wood Rich Chambers has cut and donated to us.

The progress has been tremendous.   If you have free time and are willing to screw a few boards in place, the materials are on site to continue putting siding in place.

 

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Jason

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Gardener Meeting Tonight!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

All our vegetables look lovely! 

We have not all met together as a group, and I think we are as Bill Arnold and Rich suggested at a good point to do so.

Tonight at 6:30PM in the church library, we will be having a general meeting for all of our gardeners, to talk about garden tasks, hear any concerns, and just generally follow up with everyone as well as assign a schedule for watering and trimming.  We’ve have some volunteers, and I want to coordinate with them to see what will work for them.

 Andy Hurysz and Rich have been busy working on making the shed plans come to fruition!  A Big thank you to them!  We got our soil tests of the church ground and it has come up clean, we have no lead or arsenic from what I can tell.  However, the church ground is missing many nutrients.  Fortunately, we have received richer dirt from Green Pond, Rich and the Bethlehem Compost Center so I think that was a wise decision. 

 Also wanted to have anyone share their thoughts about where things stand, what we could do better, and how we continue to keep things going, especially division of tasks, future workdays, etc.

 If you know of anyone else that would like to be involved, please invite them to join us!

 Thanks again for all your wonderful work!  Happy Gardening!

Jason

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Plants Growing & Shed in the Works!

Hi Everyone,

Our garden is coming along nicely.  After getting estimates for fencing, we decided to put a perimeter fence on hold at least for now, due to the high cost and limited budget we have right now.  However, our focus is turning to constructing a shed.  Rich Chambers has a bountiful supply of wood from his old deck, and Andy Hurysz has donated shed plans.   Stay tuned for more information.

Our plants are growing nicely despite some very hot weather.  Fortunately, our plants have seem to have caught a break and are flourishing! 

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Grow-A-Row recognized in Express Times

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/hunterdon-county/express-times/index.ssf/2011/06/americas_grow-a-row_in_hunterd.html

This is a wonderful article about Chip Paillex, whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago at one of the Bread for the World Workshops, during his presentation of Grow-A-Row.  His work has served as motivation and inspiration for our efforts in our Community Garden.

Chip has been recognized by Governor Christie for his outstanding community service. 

 

 

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