Waterloo Community Gardeners had a very productive week last week. They harvested more than four dozen summer and zucchini squash from the five inground plots on Swift Street behind Lake Country Christian Church.
“We had a very productive event in the garden Tuesday,” said manager Jim Snow. “We got everything watered and used two 40 gallon containers of water to do it. Come on Mother Nature we could use a little help.”
He said the garden is still looking for donations of a water tank or funds to purchase a water tank. In the mean time, he is asking people to bring water on their visits to the plots.
“Speaking of visits some unknown visitor has planted some pansies and flowering kale and a Brussels sprout planted in the raised bed,” Snow said. He’d like to know who the new gardener is.
Snow said the garden is coming on fast and should be producing broccoli this week in addition to more squash. Gardeners are welcome to take what they can use. The extra produce will be donated to the Waterloo food pantry.
Gardener Laurel Callahan has volunteered to make zucchini bread for the Habit for Humanity volunteers next Saturday as an example of one community group helping another, he said.
Snow praised the hard work of the gardeners. He said he’s received wonderful support and many compliments from all the visitors who stop by.
Future projects include working on the compost bins, completing the fourth raised bed, planting second plantings of beets, beans and carrots, putting up fences for the cucumbers to climb and planting herbs in the raised beds.
The gardeners host a dish to pass dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and work sessions on Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m.
Cash donations to the Waterloo Community Garden may be mailed to 102 E. Williams St., Waterloo, NY 13165. Checks should be made payable to the Waterloo Community Garden or WCG.
New members are welcome to be a part of the garden community. Membership is free to those willing to work in the garden. Call
Jim Snow at 315-729-2057 or Ruth Townson and Josh at the Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 585-743-2006 for a registration form and the garden rules and guidelines. For additional Information please contact Jim Snow, interim garden manager, at 315-729-2057 or email at email@example.com.
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