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GREEN POWER GARDEN May 22 GARDEN UDATE

 

Green Power Garden’s first work night is

Tuesday, May 23

With Memorial Day upon us, there are currently hundreds of plants at the garden waiting to be planted.   The cool, wet weather has delayed tilling for most of the garden except for a small patch.   If the weather is poor, plan B is to work at the greenhouse planting and/or transplanting.  Contact Molly if you are interested and/or need directions. 

 

 

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

-  Cari Transplanted lots of eggplant at the Greenhouse and sowed the first row of peas in the ground at Green Power this week

     -  Summer and Winter squash, melons and cucumbers are growing in their pots

     -  More than 50 flats of cole crops are waiting for planting at the garden

     -  Pepper and tomato plants donated by Larry Frank, the Lufter Family and St. James Church in Menomonee Falls are also waiting to be planted at the Green Power Garden

     -  Thanks to Marcy, Nina and Hunter, and Sue who helped unload plants Sunday afternoon

     -  Thanks to Larry for tilling - hoping better weather lets him get out soon to do more

 

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS – Please join us

Tuesday May 23 5:00 to dusk

Thursday May 25 5:00 dusk

Tuesday, May 30, 5:00 to dusk

WEDNESDAY, May 31 3:30 p.m. (St. Dominick’s Brownie Troop)

Thursday, June 1, 5:00 to dusk

SATURDAY, June 3, 9:00 a.m. (Adm. Professionals from WCTC)

 

Please feel free to join us for work nights and/or jump in and join us when there is a group at the garden.   There are never too many hands in the garden.  Come when you can and stay as long as you are able.

 

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.)

  

Project Move Drivers/Route Help


3rd & 4th weeks of the month Monday - Friday

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.)

   

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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