|Wood chips donated from Trees Inc.|
Chris and Steve spreading wood chips - Monroe Garden
Other big news! (which some of you haven't heard yet): An anonymous donor (an Oregon family), through the grant brokerage of Trust Management Services (TMS), has awarded our project $9,980, the full amount we asked for in a proposal we submitted in February. The grant proposal focuses on three main threads: expansion and maintenance of both the Alpine and Monroe sites; development and support of our volunteer base; and development of a program aimed at young people ages 9-18 and their families, through partnering with the local schools and other youth programs in the area.This grant gives us a strong "green light" signal to move ahead with the Sharing Gardens. Much thanks to Evelyn Lee and Dorothy Brinckerhoff for their assistance in writing and submitting the grant and to Mary Lanthrum (TMS) for going to bat for us.
|Danielle sifting soil for raspberry transplants|
|Tibbi and Chris planting potatoes|
|Tibbi, Llyn and Danielle on our first official volunteer day - 2010|
P.S. Does anyone out there have a running lawn-mower they'd like to donate? It would help us keep the gardens looking nice.