Happy Monday

Happy Monday everyone,

WAHOO! The orchard is in! Been a long time coming and it looks beautiful! So full of potential. Many thanks to all of you for working last week to move trees from the truck to their new homes, enlarging holes and moving literally 57 tons of soil! You all planted the 91 trees we had on hand, then watered and white washed them and sheet mulched the orchard. So many people to thank! It was great to see so many families, meet tons of new volunteers, and see tons of old hands including folks from Workday, Ross, Sandia, LLNL, Boys Team Charity, National Charity League, Class of 2025 plus some, GSA troops 32415, 31340, 998 and more, Boy Scout Troop 888, Tzu Chi and Valley High Schools.. Ninety three of us on Saturday alone! A big shout out to Dean for his expert guidance and lessons, another one to the Christina and her folks for all their help planning and executing the day’s work plus bringing all those yummy treats to eat! We will give the trees a trim, install the above ground waterlines and move some more soil this week.

On top of all that orchard work, we also got 135 pounds of healthy veg harvested for our neighbors. Out in the garden we also carried on with our winter crop succession planting, putting in 228 lettuce and parsnip seedlings to replace carrots, beets and mustard greens that we harvested. Folks also managed to carry on the ever present battle of the weeds by weeding 1,030 sq. feet of garden beds.

As always there is lots to do in the garden. None of it would get done without wonderful volunteers like you. You are all truly amazing human beings. THANK YOU!!! for enabling us to TEACH, GROW, and GIVE.

I do hope that you all will be able to come back and see how your efforts helped the garden to grow and change with the seasons. Anyone who wants tree pruning lessons is more then welcome to come join us and learn how to train young trees next fall!

Until next we meet, please do take care of yourselves, and have a great week.

Happy gardening everyone.

With sincere gratitude and hugs

Brenda