It is that time of year to be thankful for the harvest. For the 5th year we have donated over 500 lbs of produce from our dedicated food pantry plots to the local food pantries. This year the produce was donated to the Community Food Pantry of Spring Green which serves all the residents of the River Valley School District. Starting in August volunteers harvested tomatoes, cabbage, onions, potatoes, and sweet potatoes as they ripened. All of the veggies were washed, weighed and packed for delivery to the Food Pantry. Deliveries were made in August, September, October and November.
Individual gardeners had plentiful harvests. Extra produce was put in the kiosk so that passser-bys could enjoy fresh produce. We had a couple of calls to deliver fresh veggies to the homes of shut-ins . Harvest pictures are from Ann, Amy and Wid, and Laura.
On this Thanksgiving Day 2020, the lyrics of an old hymn seem appropriate.
Thankful we are!
If you would like to join us for the 2021 gardening season, we are accepting registrations throughout the winter months into the spring.
So, we have to move our asparagus bed. So glad it isn't any larger than what it is. On Saturday November 7, Doug used Emily's walk behind tractor to dig the trenches for the asparagus.
He got about 15 feet of asparagus transplanted that weekend.
On Saturday November 14, a group of people gathered to transplanting the asparagus bed. We had 2 1/2 20 foot rows to transplant.
Many hands made the work go faster. Some were digging the plants. Some were carrying them to the new plot. Some were planting. Some were covering
Tom and I dismantled the marsh hay bale for mulch. Melissa mulched plants while David kept planting.
Nancy found a straggler so Doug helped plant it. After we finished we took some time to visit while social distancing.
Community gardening is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills, grow fresh food for your family, get some exercise, enjoy nature, share recipes. We will be accepting registrations for 2021 through the winter with publicity starting again in mid to late February. We will also be at the Spring Green Farmer's Market with registration forms next spring. If you have questions, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday November 7, Jerome Sprecher tilled the garden plots putting them to bed for the winter
He also broke ground and tilled 2 rows of new plots on the west side of the Gardens.
The Gardens look so clean and ready for bed. Many of our Gardeners are already thinking about how they are going to plant their gardens next season. Doug and Bazil have garlic planted in their plots.
If you are interested in renting a garden plot for the 2021 season, the information is here or contact us.