Sunday, August 21, 2016
This week’s upcoming CVG Organized Work Opportunities
Monday — 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - *AM* at the garden
Thursday— 7:30 am - 9:30 am - at the garden
Most Recent Harvest donations
YTD Harvest Donation total = 2081 lbs
12 zinnia bouquets to Page Robbins Adult Day Center
3 zinnia bouquets to the Collierville Library
2 zinnia bouquets to Collierville Christian Church
12 lbs to a family in need
10 lbs (plus 26 lbs of previously harvested sweet potato and tomato) to Resurrection Catholic School in Memphis
9 lb of sweet potato from plot 2 (held for future harvest) and 3 lb of tomato trial tomatoes
On Monday August 15 - Teresa, Patree, Stephanie. 12 lb harvest of eggplant, okra, cucumber, tomtato, pepper, cantaloupe (plus a few sweet potato and tomato) given to a family in need. Patree delivered. Harvested 9 lb of sweet potato out of large, super-wet concrete block bed in plot 2. Noticed many, many sweet potato tops growing in bins were eaten by some “furry critter”. Harvested 2 grafted celebrity tomatoes (0.5 lb) and 8 ungrafted celebrity tomatoes (2.5 lb).
On Tuesday August 16 - Teresa and Stephanie harvested 15 bouquets of zinnia. Teresa delivered to the Collierville Library and Page Robbins Adult Day Center. Stephanie planted 9 Aubervilliers cabbage seeds in plot 4 raised bed closest to the back west gate, underneath okra. Teresa harvested 2 more zinnia bouquets and delivered to Collierville Christian Church.
On Wednesday August 17 - Twila and Jan worked in compost and perennial beds. Stephanie earned an imaginary master gardener merit badge by "disposing of" a “big nasty” critter caught in a live trap at the garden…. it wasn’t a chipmunk.
On Thursday August 18 - Twila, Stephanie, Patree, Leah harvested 10 lbs of okra, eggplant, peppers, tomato. Patree delivered that harvest plus 26 lbs of previously harvested sweet potato and tomato to Resurrection Catholic School. Pulled last of the Vardaman sweet potato vines in plot 3 to get ready for Fall planting. Stephanie and Twila bought 2 wagons for the garden from Lowes.