Pastor Bob brought his volunteer garden crew of 7 teens and 3 adults to weed and cage tomatoes in the morning of June 17. They were great workers! Come back and see us again! Their crew: Pastor Bob, Carol Kuk, Holley Mapel, Holly Graham, Emma R. Graham, Meggin Kelley, Stephanie Sweazy, Audrey McCullough, Shelby Graham, and Nathaniel Graham. WoooHoooo!
The 5 PM Harvest crew harvested peas, lettuce, spinach and planted basil. The crew: Judy Nottingham, Pat Schumann, Jean Simpson, Myra, Megan, Amelia and garden kitty. A LOT of work was done today!
It was a beautiful Saturday morning for gardening. Dew was on the grass and the creek alongside the garden was babbling happily…bees–real honey bees were on the clover and bumble bees were out and about as well. A hawk was circling over our heads–don’t know if we looked like lunch, but he left after a few rounds. Garden kitty was frolicking through all the gardens and presenting himself to every gardener to be petted. The team hoed and weeded two gardens. Some of the tomato cages were installed and several late comer plants [tomato & patty pan squash] were planted today. The purple-pod peas that had been transplanted mid-week were totally happy in their new homes. Each and every one was stretching skyward. As a matter of fact, ALL the plants looked great today. Rachel harvested 4 lb of peas. Jean wants everyone to notice the bench she polished….so everyone start noticing. We are blessed. Peas were harvested too. The team: Bob Lockhart, Jennifer Worley, Cathy Sutherland, Rachel Ward, Ann Bradley, Jean Simpson, Myra and garden kitty.
The garden is full of life…buzzing with bumble bees, hiding spiders and tiny critters. It is delightful. The crew seeded more beans, transplanted purplehull peas, hoed the weeds in between the peppers and tomatoes, harvested 14 lbs of peas, 7.5 lbs of lettuce and 8 lbs of Rainbow Swiss chard. The crew: Paul S, Chris Postlewait and Amy Saunders, Therese Cox, Ann Garcelon, Jean Simpson, Myra and garden kitty.
The Sat, Jun. 6th and 8th crews harvested an awesome quantity of produce for the soup kitchen. Besides harvesting 8.5 lb of peas, 61 lb of lettuce and 14 lb of spinach, the following list of things was accomplished. Quinoa was planted, thanks to John Porter, our WVU Extension Agent. Sweet basil and seed for zinnia, bachelor buttons and cosmos were tucked here and there in every available space. The lower garden space was weeded and cleaned up. Amazing work crew! The crew: Dallas Priestley, Isaac Forman, Cathy Sutherland, Rachel Ward, Leila Martin, Bob Lockhart, Judy Nottingham, Jane Davies, Bob & Caroline Kosky, Tammy Walker, Pat Schumann and Jean Simpson. Thank you to all!
Having worked in the garden the previous evening, it was noted that a huge harvest awaited. Mountains of lettuce, spinach and snow peas were tender, delicious and ready now. Jean and Therese came back to the garden today for the prize. The Wednesday workers included First Presby youth, parents and leaders. The crew consisted of a half dozen young children who found rocks to beautify the lavender garden which is in its infancy this year. The leaders hoed weeds and donated lots of work hours to the effort too. Everyone had fun and visited while working. First Presby crew: June Mills, Marie Nesius, Marilyn Monahan, Zoe & Lili Peterman, Ella Hall, Steve Hopta, Jarve …and the Manna Meal volunteer crew: Gary Brown, Martha Ballman, Therese Cox, Paul S., Jim McVey, Jean, Myra and garden kitty kept busy playing around the children. Harvest crew on the 6th: Molly Linehan, Therese Cox, Beth Wehrle and Jean Simpson.