HOPE CENTER NEWS
GREEN POWER OCTOBER 18 GARDEN UPDATES
Come out and join us. See our new Shed!!
Anytime a group is scheduled (see Google calendar)'
Green Power Garden hosted two scout groups last week and the Brookfield Central Key Club. A big thank you to the volunteers along with Gina and Laura, who worked hard weeding and harvesting vegetables. Volunteers also untied then pulled and stacked the stakes and dead tomatoes to beginning the fall garden cleanup.
After Wednesday night’s frost Cari, Madi and Molly harvested all the peppers to save them before Thursday’s frost. Because Green Power Garden sits low, we experienced a good amount of damage from the cold weather.
We have topped 3200 pounds of vegetables harvested this season!
GARDEN HOURS THIS WEEK.
Fall brings less daylight in the evening, shortening the hours we have available to work in the garden. Evening harvesters should bring their headlamps for weighing. There is still work to be done in the garden as well as cleaning and organizing to close out the season.
CURRENT GARDEN SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 18, 4:30 to dark
Thursday, October 20, from 4:30 to dark
Friday, October 21, 9 to noon and 1 to 3 pm
PLEASE WATCH FOR ADDITIONAL DAYS AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Groups and Individuals are still needed in the coming weeks to help keep up with the fall harvest. Please continue to share our newsletter and message for volunteers. We will also have a final Fall Cleanup day (Date to be announced soon). 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 its needs and opportunities are many.
To schedule a group session: Contact Molly – by phone, text or email (please leave a message). Our work calendar is available to view but it does not allow access to book. This must be done with Molly. (see Google calendar) If you have trouble viewing the calendar – try using internet explorer.
NOTE: More than one group can be in the garden at the same time. There is more than enough to do and room to do it in. Also, If you have been to the garden and are familiar with the jobs that need to be done, you are welcome to come at any other time(s) more convenient to your schedule – just let Molly know
Please let us know if your company would like to sponsor a fund raiser to support Green Power Garden.
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
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.
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.
Cari Zachow John:
Clothing Shop Sorting
Monday - Friday, and Saturday 8am – 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.)
Project Move Drivers/Route Help
Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
1st, 2nd, 4th Thursdays of the month 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays of the month 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(routes usually run 2 - 3 hours)
· Pick up donated furniture
· Deliver furniture
· Able to lift dressers, sofas and appliances
(Requirements: Must be 18 years or older. Must have valid Driver’s License. While one time help is much appreciated we are looking for volunteers who can commit to a weekly, monthly, and/or regular schedule.)
Donate, Make and/or Serve a Breakfast &/or Lunch
Monday - Friday
Serving our guests is simple and works best with about 5 individuals give or take a few. We ask that you bring enough food to feed approximately 50-60 Weekdays
people for each meal.
In making Breakfast and you need our kitchen to prepare arrival should be 7:30am
We serve Breakfast at 9am
If making ahead of time then arrival should be between 8am & 8:30am
Clean - up is usually done by 10:30am
In making Lunch and you need our kitchen to prepare arrival should be 10:30am
We serve Lunch at noon
If making ahead of time then arrival should be between 11am & 11:30am
Clean - up is usually done by 1:30pm
It only takes a few hours to make a huge difference in the lives of our guests. The smiles on their faces and the conversations will make you thankful for every day you have.
Thank you for giving a gift and making a difference!
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