Getting ready to plant

Four new beds were added. Everyone helped to fill them. Our “job Training Students” from  Champaign unit 4 School District  had their work cut out for them.

Garden work day.  Are you ready to garden? Come out Saturday May 3, 2014, 10-2  to open the garden.  Re-claim or be assigned a plot. Prepare, plant a bed. Help clean common areas, gather winter drops, paint stuff, weed the strawberries, build beds, put up re-purposed awning, Enjoy pot luck.  Everyone is welcome! We have 20 bails of straw and compost on site already.  If you can transport a wheel barrow please do.  Sun block will be provided.

Successful Volunteer Day

About 20 volunteers and a bunch of power tools showed up on Saturday morning to subdivide the existing beds and put in three new ones.

A few hard-working kids labored at moving a large pile of dirt into the garden, manning wheel barrels twice their size, but still found time to discover a baby garter snake slithering through the beds.  april 2013 work day 009
Power tools were not limited to the men of the group, one of the youngest volunteers wheeled his first Skill Saw after properly marking the line he was to cut.  One women expressed her enthusiasm about being allowed to use the power tools.  Everyone was willing to share the tools regardless of age or gender at this work day event.

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Our hard labor was rewarded with hot soup and ham and cheese sandwiches as we rehashed our successful day of accomplishments.

Pot Luck in the Garden

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
After a “Fun Ride” from Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club we will gather at the garden for some Food and Fun and in Friendship. Bring a dish to share, your table ware.
We are celebrating Juneteenth with a percussion circle. Some instruments will available!