HOPE CENTER NEWS

GREEN POWER GARDEN 

OCTOBER 17th  GARDEN UPDATE

 

The garden is definitely winding down and not too much to say this week. We obviously got some much needed rain, but definitely too late for most of our plants.

 

In the next few weeks you may notice a “for sale by owner” on our garden site. If it doesn’t sell, we will work there again next season. But in the meantime, Molly is asking everyone to keep their ears and eyes out for about an acre of land we may be able to borrow going forward. Please contact Molly if you have any information to share. Thanks for all that you do!

 

A reminder that our last day in the field this year will be November 4th.

 

What’s been happening since October 10 and what is there to do? The baby pak choy and radishes are looking awesome. We are down to five tomato plants with a few green tomatoes on them. Collards and Swiss chard are shooting out new leaves. Beans have flowers again and Brussels sprouts are brusseling, but who knows if the weather will hold long enough.


Last week, we were joined by students from Dr. K’s nutrition class from Carroll University. They harvested on Tuesday and transplanted on Thursday.

 

THIS WEEK and Upcoming Events

We are getting closer to our wrap up date of November 4th. We will wait to dig the sweet potatoes until then. This will help them keep longer the cooler the weather when they are harvested.

 

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS

PLEASE join us during any of these hours


TUESDAY, October 17, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, October 19, 5:00 to dusk
TUESDAY, October 24, 5:00 p.m. to dusk
THURSDAY, October 26, 5:00 to dusk

 

SATURDAY, November 4--

Fall Garden Cleanup

 

 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.

 

Have a great week and hope to see you in the garden soon. 

 

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 

 

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

Karen Perlewitz 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.

262-521-2624

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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