It was really good weather late yesterday afternoon when we completed the harvest of potatoes followed by the fall cleanup. It was bittersweet to put the garden “to bed” for the winter after such an active and successful growing season. Ten of us worked for over an hour to get everything cleaned up and to put the tools away. We are anxious to get the final tally from the St. John Paul II Food Pantry on how many pounds of fresh organic vegetables we produced this season to help those in need of food.
We aren’t resting over the winter. The Board of Directors are having their first meeting next week to start organizing and prioritizing the ‘To Do’ list for next year. Thank you to Head Cabbage Joe, Klaus, Glenys, Pauline, Jim, Bob, Bill B., Eunice, Karen and Bill P. who helped last night. We also want to thank our sponsors and donors whose generosity helped us get the supplies we needed to start the Community Food Collaborative. Lastly, we’d also like to thank our 90+ volunteers who have given us encouragement and support all season. Rest up this winter everyone because we’ll need your help again next season as we bring the garden back to life – bigger and better!