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GREEN POWER GARDEN 

June 12 GARDEN UPDATE

 

There’s lots of activity going on in the Garden. Come out and join us.

 

What’s been happening? What is there to do?

 

LAST WEEK rows and rows of tomatoes were planted.
• We transferred lots of plants from the greenhouse to be planted in the garden.
• Cari dusted the cole crops, squash and pak coy to keep the caterpillars and beetles at bay
• Marcy chopped down all the weeds and grasses in the hoop house and around the butterfly garden.
• Larry, Cari and John made water runs and Larry finished tilling nearly all of the gardens

• The Port-O-John has arrived!

• THIS WEEK, our goal is to get as many of the live plants into the ground as possible
• Then concentrate on planting seeds and structures (tomato stakes, etc.)
• We have leaders for all the groups this week. Pray that storms hold off until all our groups are finished each day but also for those skies to open up and pour rain upon our thirsty crops
• Unfortunately, the rain from last Saturday never hit the garden and our rain barrels are dry making it very difficult for gardening without a source of water.

 

CURRENT GARDEN HOURS

Please join us


MONDAY, June 12, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Christo Rey High School)
TUESDAY, June 13, 5:00 to dusk
WEDNESDAY June 14, 9:00 to 2:00 (BMO and River Glen Youth Group)(Gina will lead)
THURSDAY, June 15, 9 a.m. to Noon (River Glen Youth Group AND 5:00 to dusk
FRIDAY June 16, Noon to 3:30(SPX) Gina will lead
SATURDAY, June 17, 9:00 a.m. (Adm. Professionals from WCTC) (Molly to lead)
TUESDAY, June 20, 5:00 to dusk
WEDNESDAY June 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 (Blessed Savior Lutheran) 

 

Please feel free to join us for work nights and/or jump in and join us when there is a group at the garden. There are never too many hands in the garden. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able. We are thankful for the groups thinking of us and sharing their time. If you have a group who would like to come to the garden, contact Molly to schedule.

 

REQUEST FROM MOLLY:  Anyone who would like to lead a group some time this season, please let her know.  It would be a great help to be able to cover some of the group times requested that the core group are unable to attend.  

 

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

Thank you for all that you do.

 

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 

 

GREEN POWER GARDEN WELCOMES YOUR DONATIONS.  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.

 

 

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.)

  

Project Move Drivers/Route Help


3rd & 4th weeks of the month Monday - Friday

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.)

   

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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