Today a veteran helped me lug 73 pounds of produce to my car from the garden! If harvests keep going at this rate I am going to need to start lifting weights! This last harvest puts us within 7 pounds of reaching a total of 150 pounds of donated fresh produce! The harvest box was full of zucchini, cucumbers, banana peppers, corn, and a few tomatoes. I hope some of you were able to catch the article that was written last Wednesday about The Healing Ground and it’s impact on the vets at the VA. It was good to see how the garden is helping out the vets.
In the past few weeks participation at the garden has picked up with more than three volunteers coming out a day!
Next week, my last week as an official Americorps VISTA, I will be giving a presentation about composting at the VA for the staff and patients. I will be talking about what compost is, how to make it, and how The Healing Ground will be using it. By then we will hopefully have our bin all set up and running.default