It has been a banner year at both sites of the GRACE Community Gardens with an abundance of organic fruits and vegetables. Hundreds of pounds of home-grown potatoes, cabbage, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons and peppers were delivered to the Food Pantry this season.
In preparation for the fall, pumpkins, corn, tomatoes, peppers, melons, radishes, greens and sweet potatoes will soon be ripe for harvest and ready to deliver to worthy families. Like all things worthwhile, supplying healthy local sustenance to GRACE clients is a labor of love.
A great deal has been accomplished this year from the compost pile renovation, flower bed expansion and the installation of a new irrigation system. Many organizations, church groups and businesses have invested time and energy to make GRACE Community Gardens what they are today.
The soil has been fertilized, and squash and cucumbers are ready to grow, but not with eager volunteers ready to get their hands dirty! Helpers are needed on a weekly basis to water garden beds, gather produce and till the compost pile.
New fall stems are blossoming, and in a few weeks, broccoli, cabbage, garlic and cilantro will be planted during the GRACE Community Garden’s upcoming workday, Saturday, October 4. One-time projects and helpers available on a regular basis are needed to keep the gardens weed free and the harvest plenty.
We welcome corporate groups, church groups, individuals and organizations who have a green thumb or a servant heart. Contact Alison Shumaker for volunteer opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The GRACE Community Gardens are located behind the GRACE Food Pantry, 837 East Walnut Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 and at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 4344 Heritage Avenue, Grapevine, TX 76051.
By: Heather Ortner