Monday, July 11, 2011

Produce Delivery Picture in Enterprise

Hey all!

Check out this picture from the Enterprise that Kathy Weigel took after delivering some of our lettuce and broccoli to the St. Mary's Caring Soup Kitchen! Great stuff Kathy!

We've been a little short on help recently, but still have LOTS to do! Our tomatoes and peppers need constant watering and the tomatoes are beginning to ripen, and could be staked and tied again!

If you or your church group want to help out- please don't hesitate to email me (Aaron) at


Monday, June 6, 2011

Updates, Work Days and More!

Hi all,

Though it's been a while since the blog has been updated, ALOT has been happening!
We've harvested almost all of our cabbage and broccoli and donated it to 3 Oaks, St. Mary's Caring and the HOPE food pantry, along with a couple pounds of delicious red lettuce!

The tomatoes are coming in strong now, and the potatoes we planted a while ago are a couple inches high now! It's absolutely beautiful (albeit incredibly hot) out in the garden nowadays!

Starting this week, we'll be doing weekly work days on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Unless it's thunder storming or any other sort of serious weather, we'll be out planting, harvesting, watering and maintaining our garden! We hope to see you there!

Below are some pictures one of our volunteer-extroadinaire's, Kathy Weigel, took!
Enjoy and see you in the garden!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Potato Planting Successful!

Hey everyone!
Our planting party last week went really well, followed up by some great planting by some St. Mary's students.

Check out some pictures!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Potato Planting Tomorrow!

Hey all!

We've finally reached the point where we're ready to start planting all the beautiful potatoes that Ms. Behnke donated.

It's all happening out at the garden at 6:30 pm this Thursday (the 19th)!
Not only will we be planting an amazing amount of potatoes, but we'll also be welcoming some new folks into our project! A group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be joining us to lead the work day...but we'd love for people from other churches to join us as well!

No need to bring anything but yourself, a pair of gloves and a friend or family member!
See you tomorrow at 6:30!

Feel free to call me at 402-990-4170 with any questions!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Hey all!

It's now full on spring (and almost summer too!) and our garden is making beautiful progress!
We've had a lot of folks helping out from the college recently, as well as some other people coming out to plant tomatoes and lettuce on their own. I'll apologize for the lack in coordination on organizing work days etc...but now that I'm back in the swing of things look for more info on work times soon!

To update everyone on our progress, I've included this updated map of the garden. The Red Check marks are things that have been planted already (or at least partially planted already), and the blue checks mean that the entire bed has been weeded of wheat and is ready to have mushroom soil spread on it and hoed up! Here is the map:

So, priorities for work to be done are (in no particular order):
1. Finish planting the first 5 rows. We'll have our pepper and tomato seedlings really soon- they just need to get a little bigger in the greenhouse. We have had lots of tomato plants be donated though- which is amazing! and theyre looking fabulous!
2. Pull up all the wheat for the rest of the long beds...then move on to the wheat in the 3 sisters, melons, corn and potato field plots. We can put the wheat in a large pile next to the four new compost bins (not actually in the compost bins though...)
4. WATER EVERYTHING! - as summer gets hotter and hotter, we're going to need to be watering these plants everyday to make sure they produce really nicely.

Thats all for now...but I'll post soon about upcoming work days. If you feel excited about going out to the garden- don't feel like you need a person to direct you out there in order for you to work! Experiment with things, try new stuff...and even if you're not comfortable with that...pulling up the wheat is a pretty self explanatory job!

Sorry for the long post!
Thanks to all for their help!
See you in the garden...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Work Day's This Week and Weekend

Hi all,

After a weekend away, I know I'm ready to jump back into the garden. Our plot is looking better than ever, but still has a long way to go! This week I'm planning on building a garden kiosk- where we can post announcements, a garden map and a to-do list. If you'd like to help out, shoot me an email!

Also, proposed work days this week:

Wednesday: 5:30 pm
Thursday: 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am
Sunday: 2 pm

Friday I'll be presenting about our work at the Campus Community Farm and our garden at a conference titled "Eating Green" at American University in DC, but it'd be great if people could meet out at the garden to plant carrots and other things, as well as create more beds. I'll post a garden map out in the shed and on the blog, so everyone can know where things are going!

See you in the garden! Feel free to email or call me with more questions!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Work Days and Enterprise Article!


It's been a beautiful sunny week, and although it's not looking to fabulous out now, it's still going to be a great weekend for gardening, so come on out to our two work days this weekend!

FRIDAY at 4:30 pm
SATURDAY at 10 am

 As always, any sort of help is appreciated! We'll have the tools and supplies...just bring yourself and a friend!
Also, the Enterprise just put out an article about our project, with great photos and quotes from some of the folks involved! 
You can read the article either in the Friday (4/9) paper, or

See y'all in the garden!