Happy Thursday everyone,

Thanks everyone for coming out to help in the garden last week.  We had a lot of help from Kaiser, Workday, Del Arroyo 4H, and NCL teams who joined regular volunteers to work in the garden. Together we gleaned and harvested 283 pounds of fresh carrots, beets, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and greens to share with our neighbors.

While some folks were washing and prepping all that produce for delivery the rest of us worked at weeding the garden, pulling weeds from 1,750 square feet of paths and beds; including 110 square feet of bed into which we sowed 500 new beet seeds, carrying on with our third wave of winter crop succession plantings.

We got tons ton in the green house too, seeding 144 lettuce seeds, pricking out 174 holy basil seedlings and potting up 681 tomato seedlings! The lettuces are already germinating, the basils and tomatoes look great and will be going out in gardens next month. We are starting to run out of room in the hoop house and will be moving some of the babies to the Livermore High School’s greenhouse next week while doing seed starting classes with the students.

As always there is a lot 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.  I am looking forward to the chance of rain in the coming days.  Thanks for doing your rain dances!

Until next we meet, please do take care of yourselves and stay healthy by washing ‘the tops, the bottoms and in-between’ and repeat.

Happy gardening everyone. Have a great weekend.

With sincere gratitude and hugs,


Hand washing song courtesy of Del Arroyo 4H, thanks!