HOPE CENTER NEWS

GREEN POWER GARDEN 

August 7 GARDEN UPDATE

 

Hello Everyone. We hope you enjoyed the weekend and have an opportunity to enjoy the State Fair this year!

What’s been happening? What is there to do?


•LAST WEEK, we were joined in the garden by Patty and her son Adam. They picked piles of weeds, harvested peas and tomatoes. Kristin Gilbert also joined us. Normally a flower enthusiast, she is very interested in joining us on our mission. Kristin filled several recycling bins with weeds and harvested ten pounds of collard greens and some tomatoes. Cari and Molly finished the cucumber fence and concentrated on squashing the squash bug invaders in the garden.
•On Friday, Waukesha West Boy’s volleyball team and their coaches came out and played in our field. They harvested 45 pounds of collard greens, a pound of peas and unburied the eggplant. Cari and Gina lead their efforts and estimated they also removed about 300 lbs of weeds. We (and especially the eggplant) thank them for their service.

•THIS WEEK we have no groups. The next groups are on August 19th.
•We are seeing good growth in our vegetables. We will really need some people power to help with harvest as we go through the next three months to ensure all the food is picked and shared with those in need.
•The cool temps are slowing down the tomatoes but cole crops are looking good. Broccoli and cabbage heads are forming and flowers are forming on the beans, peas, cucumbers and summer squash.
•If you know of any groups looking for an opportunity to give their service to a cause that fulfills such a critical, basic need, please share this newsletter with them.

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS – PLEASE join us during any of these hours
TUESDAY, August 8, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, August 10, 5:00 to dusk
TUESDAY, August 15, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, August 17, 5:00 to dusk
Saturday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. to noon WCTC Admin. Professionals/Sunbeam Kids

GROUPS NEEDED TO HELP HARVEST AND WORK IN THE GARDEN

 

Our garden is supported solely by volunteers and donations from our community. Volunteers of all ages and experience levels are welcome – we will teach and train. Groups, individuals, and families – Come one come all! No group is too small or too large! Multiple groups can be scheduled at the same time. Green Power garden is huge and we are hoping for big things this year. Help us surpass 5,000 lbs of food to combat food insecurity and help those in need.

 

REQUEST FROM MOLLY:  Anyone who would like to lead a group some time this season, please let her know.  It would be a great help to be able to cover some of the group times requested that the core group are unable to attend.  

 

Have a great week and hope to see you in the garden soon. 

Thank you for all that you do.

 

Green Power Garden is an approved Wisconsin Master Gardener project.

 

The Garden is located in Southeast Waukesha County: S46W22996 Lawnsdale Road.

The garden is found just off CTH"I" and Milkyway Road in the Town of Waukesha

 

GARDENING TIPS CAN BE FOUND AT:  HTTP://HORT.UWEX.EDU 

 

GREEN POWER GARDEN WELCOMES YOUR DONATIONS.  In addition to volunteering, the garden is always in need of new or used garden supplies such as hand and power tools, stakes for tomato plants and old bed sheets used for tying plants.  We are happy to take your old blue recycling bins.  Cash donations to support the port-a potty rental and other garden needs are greatly appreciated.  Please contact us if you have anything we might be able to use.

 

 

GARDEN CONTACTS: 

Molly Llanas:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

262-951-6686

Karen Perlewitz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

262-521-2624

Cari Zachow John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteer Opportunities


 Clothing Shop Sorting

 Monday - Friday, and Saturday 9am – 12 pm 

 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12pm – 4pm

 (Requirements: Volunteers will need to complete a training session.  Training is provided. While one time help is much appreciated we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly, monthly, and/or regular schedule.)

  

 Please fill out Volunteer form (click to open)email to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and we will call you for an interview after a background check is done to find out what area will be your best fit.

 

 

 

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More than 20,000 women, men, and children are currently living in or near poverty in Waukesha County. For 44 years Hope Center has strived to minimize the poverty related risk factors that contribute to homelessness by providing, at no cost to County residents, food, clothing, and simple living items. This is made possible by numerous contributors, donors and foundations such as the Catholic Community Foundation.

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