Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why We Garden

From volunteer Mary Jo: I've enjoyed working in the garden for multiple reasons. Volunteering is one way I work to keep my life in balance and I think the on-site garden is a wonderful project with so many benefits for the volunteers as well as the community. Teaming up with my friend Alice has given us a chance to keep in touch since we no longer work in the same department (or the same building), and scheduling weekly time at the garden is also helping me increase my activity level this summer. It has also been quite a challenge - keeping up with the weeds this year has been difficult, but I'm determined to keep trying!

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 15 Delivery

Delivered 35 pounds of produce to the food shelf today.

From the delivery volunteer:

I just delivered to the Eagan Resource Center and they were so pleased with the donation of 35 pounds of fresh produce from the garden! In the summer months there is always a drop in dry good donations so the fresh produce helps to off set the drop. Plus the fresh produce is so much healthier. Please thank all the volunteers for all the work that they do. They are making a difference in the lives of many.

Worth the work.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Red Yellow Green

We strolled out to the garden after a weekend of glorious weather and found that the crops had soaked up the sun and rain and grown like mad!

We'll be delivering squash, greens, beets and tomatoes this week!

And my favorite! Raspberries!