HOPE CENTER NEWS
GREEN POWER GARDEN UPDATE:
Week of June 22
SO MANY THANKS TO SHARE THIS WEEK !!! Thanks to the support of many volunteers nearly 3,000 plants have made their way into the garden this past week – and that’s not counting seeds.
St William Catholic Church youth and adults who were on an amazing tomato mission
River Glen Christian Church, youth and adults
Waukesha Family Practice for their donation and assembly of two new picnic tables
Nina (and Hunter) and Cari (and Holly) for leading the field groups this week
Farmer Larry who tilled more space to accommodate all the planting
Vicky Hinchey for her donation of 30 apron/bags that will be used for picking this season
Tthanks to everyone else who helps support Green Power Garden in so many ways. Please continue share our garden updates and encourage others to contact us or come out to the garden.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN - THIS WEEK?
With the newly tilled sections, we will concentrate on planting seeds this week for pumpkins, cucumbers, winter squash and watermelon. Or, you can take part in therapeutic weeding.
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)
We are presently in need of garden stakes. 1x 2 x 48” wood stakes or anything similar that can be pounded in the ground to support our tomato plants would be appreciated.
Also needed are metal 48” t-posts (new or used) like those that support snow fencing. We use these to attach netting to support cucumber and pea vines
SPECIAL REQUEST: The garden’s new hoop house needs help installing doors. We need someone who is skilled in reading and executing the plans to complete the door installation. Materials are already purchased, only brain and physical power is needed. If you or someone you know is willing to lead this project, we will coordinate to find volunteers to assist you.
ADOPT A PORT-A-POTTY. Rental of our port-a-potty and keeping it clean for our volunteers is a big expense for Green Power Garden. Consider a monetary donation to support one day, one weekend, or a week of our port-a-potty. Please contact us if you would like to help raise funds or donate to this worthwhile necessity. Your donation is tax deductible.
Blue recycling bins, used Garden Hand tools and other gardening supplies are always welcome; Old bedsheets (we tear them up for tying up tomato and other climbing plants), Tomato cages, Not sure what you have is useful, Give us a call or email.
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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