Re: St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden 2003
- Subject: Re: [cg] St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden 2003
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 23:32:40 -0400
Wow, what a great community garden!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiring
stats! Brought a wonderful picture to my mind, and made my day!
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From: "Alliums" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 3:03 PM
Subject: [cg] St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
> Hi, Folks!
> Here's the statistics for St. John's United Church of Christ Organic
> Community Garden for 2003:
> All 15 plots were taken on our April 5th Opening Day. Every plot is
> planted, so we're actually developing a waiting list for 2004! Those 15
> plots are worked by 34 plotholders.
> Of those plotholders:
> 13 are children between the ages of 1 year and 14 years (most children are
> 7 years or younger).
> 13 plotholders are male (which means that 21 plotholders are female). All
> but 4 of the male plotholders are either the spouse or the son of a female
> 4 plotholders are disabled.
> The oldest plotholder is 74 years old and has been with the garden since
> began in 1991.
> The ethnic background of both plotholders and volunteers at the community
> garden tends to be Eastern European-American, Irish-American and/or
> Besides our plotholders, we have the Perennial Area Volunteers (3 adults),
> Irene Sobotincic who is creating our Formal Herb Garden, Mike Nero from
> Phoenixville Senior High School participating in the high school's
> community service learning class through the garden and on Wednesdays and
> Fridays, a group from the Mitchell Program at St. Gabriel's Hall
> community service. Pepper, our almost-year-old Border Collie has learned,
> like the Fairview children, to walk on the paths, not in the garden and is
> running off the deer at 5:00 am each morning.
> The garden is now fully equipped with benches and a picnic table under the
> kiwi pergola so that folks can enjoy the beauty our plotholders and
> volunteers create each season. If you'd like to help create that beauty,
> we have the following volunteer times when anyone is welcome to pitch in!
> Sundays: 5 pm with Mike Nero
> Tuesdays: The Perennial Area Volunteers from 5:30 pm to dusk
> Wednesdays: Mitchell Program of St. Gabriel's Hall from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
> Fridays: Mitchell Program of St. Gabriel's Hall from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm
> Over the winter, the Fairview Housing Project added families with lots of
> small children, most of whom love to help out at the community
> garden. Their favorite activities are watering and weeding, so donations
> of watering cans and/or trowels are always welcome. Irene is also looking
> for bricks and sand to pave the Formal Herb Garden.]
> Thank you so much for your support of St. John's United Church of Christ
> Organic Community Garden this year -- I hope that you'll come visit us
> either to volunteer at one of the above times or just to relax on the
> benches and enjoy our 20 varieties of antique roses as they come into
> Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
> St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden
> A mission of
> St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA
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