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Community Charity Garden

Community Charity Garden

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Charity Garden Update
We have been hard at work, cleaning, planting and moving soil and woodchips.  We have already put in close to 800 man hours (this does not include the fence hours) getting things ready. We are prepping our back for potatoes, and raspberries in the fall. We also want to thank our workers who have been moving and hauling to make the garden ready.  We have more than 36 boxes filled and most of the aisles are planted in the ground we have also got our corn in. To all who have donated items to the garden, we thank you this has kept our costs down.  Items we could still use are listed below (We prefer newer items as the older ones do not last):
  • 6 foot metal stakes or fencing stakes
  • Patio bricks 6x12 or 12x12 ( we would like to make this garden handicap accessable in the future and need to either lay stones or have cement walkways put in and raised beds).
  • Miracle Grow
  • Blood meal
  • Bone meal
  • Hand tools ( preferably metal)
  • Wheelbarrels we have a couple that are almost dead
  • Garden carts for some of us who cannot use wheelbarrels
  • Solar lights for the walkways and solar spotlights for security
  • Statues and Decorations
  • Beet, Bean (pole or bush), tomatoes (no cherry please), Leeks, Onion sets, Cabbage seeds for next year
  • Picnic tables
  • Folding outdoor chairs
  • Wooden benches
  • Watering cans
  • Water seal for the fences and boxes
  • Paint brushes
  • Small buckets
  • Hammers, Plyers, Screwdrivers and other hand tools
  • 6 inch screws and nails
Come out and see what we have done, items can be left at the garden on the front slab, we are located at 46785 N. Gratiot behind Kingsborough Castle go through the arch and please drive slowly to the back, or you can drop off donations at the St. Peter ministry office at 110 New St., if you need items picked up please call Vicki Jastrzebski at 586-468-5181, leave a message and I will make arrangements for someone to come to you. All are welcome to come out and play we are definitely in need of younger adults and kids to do some of the heavier work, we want this ministry to move into the future and to do this we need more young people to step up and help us feed our needy in this community.  God Bless all who have had a part in the Garden. 
 
Upcoming Meetings
 September 26, 2016
October 10, 2016
October 24, 2016
 
If interested in joining the Community Garden group, please feel free to join us at the next meeting.
David Bean, St. Thecla Parish
Linda Simpson, Co-Manager, St. Peter Parish
Dennis White, Co-Manager, St. Peter Parish
Debbie Goff-Liegghio, Stewardship Director, St. Peter Parish
Vicki Jastrzebski, St. Peter Parish
Joan Schmidt, Christian Service Coordinator at St. Hubert Parish