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GREEN POWER GARDEN 

July 17 GARDEN UPDATE

 

There’s lots of activity going on in the Garden. Come out and join us.

 

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

•LAST WEEK Tuesday, during the day the Maher family came out and planted rows of tomatoes! In the evening, Molly finished up the pea fencing and Cari continued in the tomatoes with planting, staking and tying.We had our first picking and delivery of peas on Tuesday.
•After the rains, much of the garden was flooded and we struggled to get work done. Marcy came out Wednesday for a bit. Kathleen Westcot emailed she finished up tying up tomatoes.
•Thursday Kevin weeded (hoed) winter squash, I planted peppers, and Janice worked in the peas. All trying to stay dry.
•Cari and Peggy came out Friday and planted the really leggy tomatoes. The ground in some areas was getting easier to work in. And the moisture has allowed full roots (even foot long ones) to be pulled out with the weeds by hand. Although, doing the whole garden this way right now would require a small army, it was a bright spot is a rather soggy, dismal week.


THIS WEEK we are hoping for drier fields before any damage is done to the plants.
We have one group on Saturday from nine to noon in addition to regular work nights.

We are still looking for used yoga mats, they can be left in the hoop house.

 

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS – Please join us

 
TUESDAY, July 18, 3:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, July 20, 5:00 to dusk
SATURDAY, July 22, 9:00 a.m. to NOON
Groups: Oakwood Church Families and Admin Professionals from WCTC
TUESDAY, July 25, 3:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, July 27, 5:00 to dusk

 

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

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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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