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This week was our largest donation to date. We donated more than 83 pounds of fresh produce to Malachi’s Food Pantry. A big thanks goes out to Sally M. and Rod P. for scale-tipping donations from their home gardens. We donated cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, buckets of fresh blueberries and more.

Also, we donated 22 bookbags and a several bagfuls of school supplies–glue sticks, calculators, binders, markers and much more. A big thanks goes out to Stephanie R, Sally M., and John Heneghan for generous donations.

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Malachi’s food pantry, where we donate produce weekly, needs school supplies for the children they serve.

Essentials currently needed:

  • pencils
  • markers
  • red pencils
  • pocket folders
  • 1 inch 3 ring binders
  • backpacks

No donation is too small. $1 will buy a pack of pencils. $5 will buy a folder for each class. $15 will buy a backpack. $50 will provide a child with a fully-stocked backpack.

HOW TO DONATE:

  • Credit card: Click the donate tab and then click the donate button. Enter your credit card info securely, and be sure to type “school supplies” in the notes box.
  • Check: Write a check to Dunwoody Community Garden and mail it to Angela Minyard, PO Box 88535, Dunwoody, GA 30356. Be sure to write “school supplies” on the memo line.
  • In-Kind: Drop off school supplies to Malachi’s food pantry at St. Patrick’s Church on North Peachtree Rd. on any Wednesday between 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

Monetary donations will be used by a garden volunteer to purchase needed supplies and then the volunteer will deliver them to Malachi’s. If you’d like to help, let us know: membership@dunwoodygarden.org.

Our garden’s goal is to donate a ton of fresh produce to Malachi’s food pantry this year. If you have extra produce from your home garden or community garden plot, please let us know!

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Consider contacting our mayor and council members to voice support for our community garden and its master plan.

Click here to view the complete master plan: Dunwoody_Community_Garden_Master_Plan-1

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This week we donated 58 pounds to the food pantry.

Donations came from the home gardens of Scott and Mary, Joe, Sally and Van, and Stacey; from the community garden beds of Ashley, Ann, and Lisa; from our dedicated food pantry beds; and from the Georgetown Community Garden, the newest volunteer-run community garden in the City of Dunwoody.

This week’s donated value: $287.50

We’ve donated 318 pounds of organically-grown local produce so far this year. We have provided a donated value just shy of $2,000.

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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!

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A Portion of Today's Donation

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!)
  • Basil
  • 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!)
  • Beets

 

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.

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Anne's Tomato Donation

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

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Harvests for Donation

 

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.

Delivery to Malachi's Storehouse

Delivery for Malachi's Storehouse

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