This coming week, with the fast approaching school year, our youth educational lessons will come to an end. It is during this time of year, and until the garden ceases to yield, that this Teaching Giving Garden reaches out to our corporate partners and community volunteers to help with the harvest the bounty and taming the weeds.
Joy from our office shared the story of this Teaching Giving Garden to acquaint these new volunteers with not only its story, but its purpose. She also introduced them to the weeds that needed to part ways with the veggies they were invading! Keeping up with weeds in an organic garden is an on-going task, but one that also allows you to connect with nature, get your hands dirty, and enjoy the outdoors.
Joy shared that ... "we weeded in the first section of the garden. The sun was high, the breeze felt wonderful and we spent time discussing the garden, the produce and where it goes."
"These volunteers also volunteer at Valley Outreach, the same food shelf where all of our produce is donated, and that is how they found out about us. After weeding we took the weeds out back to the weed pile in the woods. They really cleaned up the section they were in. Many helping hands makes the job go faster and the outcome looks great!"