HOPE CENTER NEWS
GREEN POWER GARDEN UPDATE:
Week of July 13
Green Power Garden hopes you had a wonderful July 4th holiday. There has been a lot of activity at the garden these past two weeks.
Most Importantly - Food Donations have begun! 13 pounds of peas the first week, followed by more peas, peppers and kohlrabi; by the end of the last week, nearly 50 lbs of produce was donated.
Thanks and shout outs go to: Much of the efforts of our volunteers were concentrated on weeding these past two weeks– a hard job--especially appreciated. In the summer squash patch were Jenny, Tracy Griswold and her girls Cassie, Savanna, and Riley, Kevin and Marie Weisensel, and Mary Marcus. John Eimer added all the strings to the pole bean tepees. American Transmission Company (through United Way's Day of Internship) sent 40 interns who weeded tomatoes and planted recently donated vegetables. Middle schoolers from Inspirio Youth Ministries spent two days in the garden weeding and doing other tasks. Carroll University Student Activities Leaders planted all the Winter Squash and Watermelon seeds. Thanks to Custom Grown Greenhouse for their donation of swiss chard, eggplant, squash and watermelon plants.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN - THIS WEEK?
We will continue to PICK and WEED. Come ‘on out – plenty to keep busy people busier.
GARDEN WORKDAYS: (children are welcome)
Regular workdays are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.(weather permitting)
If you are unable to come on Tuesdays or Thursdays but would like to come out to the garden, please contact us. Special Hours are available upon request. (see contacts below to schedule)
Garden stakes. 1x 2 x 48” wood stakes or similar for tomato support
Metal 48” t-posts (new or used) for fencing
Other used/new gardening supplies and hand tools
Blue recycling or sturdy bins/baskets (laundry) for holding picked produce.
Cash Donations to support our PORT-A-POTTY
SPECIAL REQUEST: We are still looking for an individual or small group who would be able to execute plans to install doors on our hoop house. If you or someone you know is willing to lead this project, we will coordinate to find volunteers to assist you.
WHERE ARE WE?
Green Power garden is located off CTH"I" and Milkyway Road in the town of Waukesha. Property address S46W22996 Lawnsdale Road Waukesha WI 53189
Please email or call with any questions or for directions.
MORE INFORMATION: Click Here for a brochure or if you have questions.
Thank you for your support. All food produced at Green Power Garden supplements the meal program for the homeless at the Hope Center and others in need in Waukesha County.
Thank you for giving a gift and making a difference!
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