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Phoenixville, PA: May Events - St. John's United Church ofChrist Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

  • Subject: [cg] Phoenixville, PA: May Events - St. John's United Church ofChrist Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 13:17:42 -0400

 Nice to see what a great community garden is up to.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alliums <garlicgrower@green-logic.com>
To: 'David Pasekoff' <pasekoff@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thu, 4 May 2006 12:22:54 -0400
Subject: Community Garden: May Schedule of Events!

Hi, Folks!

The Spring Work Day on April 29 was a great success b and not just because
TD Alfredobs donated 10 large pizzas!  The northcentral perennial bed is now
ready to receive volunteer sunflowers, cosmos and cleome from garden plots,
the front of the garden has been edged in wood chips and buckets and buckets
of weeds are now compost!  However, the Russian Thistle is attempting to make
a comeback, so webll still need folks on Tuesday nights for weeding and

This weekend has two opportunities to plant and learn more about plants.  On
Saturday at 1 pm, Brownie Troop 1712 will be planting sunflowers, nasturtiums
from Seed Savers Exchange and other flowers around the labyrinth and garden
edges.  Helpers are welcome b this an ball planting, no weeding!b day,
so it should be fun for plant enthusiasts.  On Sunday at 2 pm, Les Beachy, the
East Coastbs expert on kiwis, will be coming to the garden to examine and
prune our hardy kiwi pergola. Les donated the original plants and is helping
us tidy up the pergola so that it will be ready to install the brand new
benched donated to the garden by the Phoenixville Area Middle School
Philanthropy Club.  Although Les is Seed Savers Exchange expert on Kiwis,
hebs also a member of the North American Fruit Explorers and has a broad
background in fruit growing b if you have any questions about any fruit, Les
will be happy to answer them while hebs at the community garden on Sunday

On Friday, May 12th, at 5 pm, our pastor, the Rev. Linda Gruber and Brother
Peter Costello of St. Gabrielbs Hall will jointly perform the annual
bBlessing of the Garden.b All are welcome for annual service at the

Although itbs not a garden event, if youbre looking for tools, clothes,
furniture or anything else, the bMondo Yard Saleb to benefit Reservoir
Dogs! Park will be held at 315 Gay Street (St. Johnbs United Church of
Christ) on Saturday May 20th, starting at 7 am.  With the 261 members of
Friends of Reservoir Dogs! Park cleaning out their closets to raise money for
the dog park, ANYTHING youbre looking for should be offered for sale that

Speaking of yard sales, the community garden needs more watering cans b if
you find some at a yard sale before the bMondo Yard Saleb, please consider
donating them to the community garden. Teenage boys may love to water, but
they are hard on plastic watering cans b which are *not* cheap and never
seem to go on sale! L

Also, if you are dividing a perennial and canbt find a home for the
divisions, consider donating them to the community garden and/or the Mitchell
Program of St. Gabrielbs Hall.  Just leave the plants (with labels, please!)
in pots in the shade of one of the sheds and webll find the perfect spot for
your extra plants at either of these locations.

Our gardeners have been busy in the community as well as at the garden:  Ed
ObNeill, who assists me with St. Gabrielbs Hall, has applied for
Phoenixvillebs new Youth Aid Panel that will work with first-time juvenile
offenders.  Jessica, from Chester County Juvenile Probation Community Service,
is back at the garden for the summer. Felix Shi, a junior at Phoenixville High
School who volunteers at the garden to fulfill college aspirations, and his
date were interviewed at the Phoenixville High School Prom b look for them
on Channel 4!  Brandon Hark, who joined the garden to grow vegetables for PACS
as his bar mitzvah community service project, harvested his very first crop
ever b a beautiful selection of green head lettuce b and took it to PACS
this week.

Here is the short version of our schedule for May:

Monday                        3:30 pm to 5:00 pm        Mitchell Program of
St. Gabrielbs Hall
Tuesday                       5:30 pm to dark             Perennial Garden
Volunteers (Great Conversation; Necessary, but Low-Impact Weeding!)
Wednesday                  3:30 pm to 5:00 pm        Mitchell Program of St.
Gabrielbs Hall
Friday                          3:30 pm to 5:00 pm        Mitchell Program of
St. Gabrielbs Hall

Saturday, May 6            1 pm                           Brownie Troop 1712
plants flowers around the labyrinth b helpers welcome!
Sunday, May 7              2 pm                           Les Beachy, Seed
Savers Exchange Kiwi Expert
Friday, May 12              5 pm                           Blessing of the
garden with Rev. Linda Gruber and Brother Peter Costello

Saturday, May 20           7 am -?                      Mondo Yard Sale to
Benefit Reservoir Dogs! Park at 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville

Do visit the community garden and see whatbs been planted!


Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

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