Archive for June, 2010
A team of cycling bandits were recently spotted in our garden swiping vegetables. It appears to be a random act of healthy eating. They reportedly stole red peppers, tomatoes, and squash.
What you can do to deter garden crime…
- Introduce yourself to possible bandits. Approach with caution; bandits may be armed with harvesting shears and vegetable recipes.
- Tell them about our website: www.dunwoodygarden.org where they can find membership and contact information.
- Direct them to the thieves’ beds near the front of the garden where they are welcome to run amok.
- Keep your plot well cared for. The Untended Garden Theory of Crime parallels the Broken Window Theory of Crime.
- Personalize your plot. Go right ahead: get nuts with the painted signs and water gnomes! And have fun releasing your inner artist.
Give or take a last-minute pound or two, we donated 38 pounds this week to Malachi’s food pantry. This puts us at a total of 236 pounds donated in 2010.
Here’s a sampling of what we donated:
- Bucketful of zucchini
- Handfuls of herbs
- Several tomatoes and peppers
- Loads of beans
- Cucumbers galore
- And much more!
Thanks to the many members who donated this week from their personal plots and home gardens!
This week’s donation was well over 13 pounds. Here’s what was harvested for Malachi’s:
- Tomatoes (Thanks, Kathy, for nearly 5 pounds!)
- Cucumbers (Thanks, Amy and Kristin!)
- The first hot pepper
- Yellow squash (Thanks, Kristin!)
- Mixed herbs, including lemon balm, mint, oregano, curry herb, Thai basil, lemon thyme, and tarragon (Thanks, Pattie!)
- Greens, including salad mix, chard, kale (Thanks, Sally & Van!)
If you are going on vacation, have an ample harvest, or just want to share, please let us know. Sign up on the sheet inside the mailbox or email us. Indicate what veggies and how much to harvest from your plot.
This week’s donation (so far):
- 2 pounds of garlic heads
- 2 ½ pounds of tomatoes from Anne’s plot
- ½ pound of romaine lettuce from Diana’s plot
- 1 pound of lemon balm
- ½ pound of basil
- 1 pound of mint from Pattie’s home garden
- 18 pounds of zucchini from Angela’s home garden (Yes, you read that right!)
Grand Total: 25 ½ pounds
Ton for Hunger Drive update:
We’ve donated 142.5 pounds so far this year. We crossed the thousand dollar line this week and have provided a donated value of $1,116.50 in just ten weeks of donations in 2010.