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Q. What types of produce have been donated?
A. We have had a variety of produce including green beans, peppers, zucchini, lettuce, squash, and carrots.
Q. Which days of the week can produce be dropped off?
A. Produce is dropped off primarily Monday thru Thursday but they will take it on Friday.
Q. If gardeners have excess produce ready on off-days, is there somewhere they can drop it off?
John and Twila have been picking up weekend donations from the shed and keeping them at home until Monday. It is so hot in the shed.
Q. Where is the produce that is collected dropped off?
A. We have been dropping off produce at the Broadview Heights food bank at the Rec center. Also we will be donating to St Vincent de Paul. We have contacted South Hills Lend a Hand which only gives out food once a month. As of July 24th, we hit the 55lb level for donations. That is amazing for so early in the season.
In order to support our Harvest for Hunger initiative the Education Work Group requested a few changes be made at the Garden. A new area near the back gate was selected for them to begin their task of growing vegetables using grow bags and boxes. A few changes to the layout were suggested and the Construction and Facilities (C&F) Work Group was tasked with making them happen.
In the last three years, plots 41 and 49 have not produced well because of tree roots. It was decided to remove these plot frames, layer the area with wood chips, and move a picnic table to that location. The area near the back gate was then set up with pallets to use under the grow bags. Originally only one of the plot frames was going to be installed near the back gate. Once work began it was obvious that a better use of space and resources would be to install both frames. These new plots could then be used by the Education Work Group for the hunger initiative in addition to their grow bags and boxes.
Four members of the C&F Work Group met the evening of May 13th to make the changes to the garden. All work except for one plot frame was completed that evening. The final plot frame was finished on Sunday after obtaining lumber for each end of the frame. A few more pallets need to be found, but that will only take a few minutes to install. Thanks go out to Mike, Rich, Debbie, and Bill for their hard work in making these changes come about. Also thanks to Noreen for her help in obtaining supplies to complete the job.
Some of you may have noticed that the first compost bin is now empty. We can thank Kelly from the C&F Work Group for completing that task.
C&F Work Group Leader