We had a really great week in the Learning Garden! With the help of some volunteers and our ever committed garden manager, it’s looking like our fall harvest will be fruitful…
We had a really great week in the Learning Garden! With the help of some volunteers and our ever committed garden manager, it’s looking like our fall harvest will be fruitful despite the setback from the flood a few weeks ago. Hopefully we will have plenty of produce soon to take to the Community Development For All People food pantry.
In the garden, the butternut squash has started growing and the pepper plants are flowering. The surviving tomato plants are being strung up, but it’s still unclear if the fruit they produce will be edible or not; because of the water it’s possible that the plants will experience rot.
Plenty of new seeds have been planted as well. All of the delicata squash from before the flood didn’t make it, but our gardener re-planted it along with more butternut squash seeds and new acorn squash seeds, totalling to about four more rows of squash seeds. Additionally, okra seeds and Swiss chard seeds got planted.
We were really thankful to have two groups of volunteers come out on Thursday. The Hoover Y Park was bustling because we hosted Spirit Day for all of the YMCA of Central Ohio campers, so we appreciated volunteers bearing with us and dealing with some of the craziness. The morning group was from Benchmark Human Services. The group leader mentioned that they wanted to start their own garden near their office and so they decided to volunteer with us to get a little experience and advice, and we were happy to help! The afternoon group came from McGohan Brabender and helped out with weeding and planting.
The Hoover Haven is really coming together and we’re so excited for the fundraiser next week! There are still a few spots left so buy your tickets now if you haven’t already.
If you’re interested in volunteering in the Learning Garden please visit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Volunteer Hub online to sign up. We love volunteers!