Wow! Can you believe it’s almost August already?!
I’m excited to report that the Food for All Garden has been growing beautifully. We have been making three weekly donations, to the Stone Soup Café for their free community meal on Saturdays and twice a week to the Center for Self Reliance food pantry. Recently we been harvesting lots of zucchini, basil, kale, collards, and even our first few eggplants.
We’ve had a great group of enthusiastic young people from Summer of Solutions coming out to work with us on Fridays – they’ve helped us weed, and plant a bunch of fall kale and broccoli donated by Crimson and Clover Farm. A huge THANK YOU to them, and to all of you who have made it out to help.
We’ve had some less welcome visitors in the garden as well – notably cucumber beetles on our winter squash crop (Andy and Ian discovered that the best time to squish them is very early in the morning, before they speed up!), and Ian and I discovered a couple of tomato hornworms last Wednesday (hornworms look incredibly similar to the Very Hungry Caterpillar, see our photo).
What we need now is your help! There’s still work to do out at the garden, even in high summer. We’d be delighted if you could join us at the farm tomorrow—and any Wednesday afternoon—to help out! This week, we’ll be there from 4-6pm. In the event of thunderstorms or heavy rain, we will likely not be there and so you shouldn’t come either.
All my best,