Wow! Busy 2 months!
What have we been doing?
Planting, Mulching, Weeding, Watering, Watering, Watering. Who would have believed that we would be in a draught this summer. The rain the last couple of days has really been a blessing. What a difference 3 inches of rain made. Now we wait for the weeds to grow again as the moisture and the expected summer heat will make things pop.
We also made name signs for our plots and enjoyed brats and a dessert afterwards.
We have 9 Junior Gardeners learning about gardening.
The Busy Bees program is heading into the last 3 weeks with the kiddos. Where did the summer go? Most of the Busy Bees are starting to harvest veggies from their gardens. They have had a great time learning about planting, soil, weeding, mulching, watering, and insects so far. They have enjoyed taste testing various veggies and fruit from the Gardens.
The kiosk on Westmor received a paint job and has already been a busy place with free perennial flowers and plants being placed there for rehoming. Last week gardeners started putting produce in the kiosk. Right now it has been zucchini and summer squash.
Monday July 17 will be our first delivery of produce to the Community Food Pantry of Spring Green.
Saturday July 15 is our first brat fry of the season out at Prems Meats on Hwy 14, Spring Green from 10 to around 2. The Ice Cream Stand at the Spring Green Art Fair brought in approximately $1600 for our shed construction.
Additional brat frys are scheduled for Aug. 19 and Sept. 23.
We have added several Culvers Share Nights at the Spring Green Culvers on July 27, Aug. 10 and Sept. 12 from 4 to 8 pm
And, our traditional Caramel Apple Sale will be held again at the RV School Fair on Oct. 6 from 830 to noon.
New Equipment Shed Construction: Construction was placed on hold because we came up a bit short on money. Hence additional fund raisers have been planned. We hope to begin construction this fall. We have been fortunate in that we have received donations of materials which will cut our costs.
Open House at the Gardens will be Tuesday Aug 1. Stop over and see what we have been doing.