HOPE CENTER NEWS
GREEN POWER JULY 12 GARDEN UDATES
Come out and join us. See our new Shed!!
Anytime a group is scheduled (see Google calendar)
What’s happening in the garden now!
OUR FIRST HARVEST AND DONATION OCCURRED LAST WEEK. Peas, kohlrabi and tomatos
Unfortunately, we also picked hundreds of squash bug and cucumber beetle eggs out of the summer squash. We only made it through checking half of the plants. Five or six plants were completely destroyed by them. We will have to continue checking for bugs and eggs as we harvest. This is a huge threat to these plants.
Sweet Potatoes were planted in the black landscape fabric in the far north of the center plot.
What do we need to do this week?
Planting: we need to replant kohlrabi, and put turnip seeds in.
Weeding: Weeds are taking over our tomatoes – We received a donation of a really “cool” hand rototiller – we are hoping to give it a try this week to see if it can do the job. (Come on out and try your hand tackling the tomato weeds). We really need help in this department.
Picking: Cherry tomatoes and Peas are ready for harvesting. Two things to note if you pick peas:
1. The peas in the very last row are "dwarf grey" variety. They are a flat stir fry style pea. They need to be picked when the pods are small as they get very tough when harvested late.
2. There is a row of Brussels sprouts right next to those peas on the north side. (Too close) so only harvest from the south of that last row so as to not step on them. They are visible but still quite short and hard to notice.
If you come out to the garden, NOTE: there are metal signs where things have been planted recently (although the plants may not yet be visible). If there are no signs marking the rows, those are rows that need to be planted.
GARDEN HOURS THIS WEEK
Tuesdays and Thursdays, (5:30 to 7:30) weekly regular hours
Please watch for additional hours to be posted
· You, your kids, friends, co-workers – volunteers are the greatest need for the garden – contact Molly if you would like to bring out a group
· Help getting the word out for more volunteers especially groups– there is always a job to do for people of all skill levels. We love to teach people of all ages!
· Used bedsheets. We have run out of the strips made from bedsheets that we use to tie the tomato plants. If you have any old bedsheets, we would appreciate the donation.
Come out for the experience, stay for reward knowing you are helping others less fortunate.
A wonderful experience for children to learn and understand where food comes from and how it grows and let them experience the joy of helping others. Spend as much or as little time as you have available. All are welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays are regular work days from 5:30 to 7:30 (weather permitting). With training and permission, you may come on your own schedule (contact Molly). Volunteers are welcome anytime a group is scheduled
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.
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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