Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Getting Ready for Spring....

Spreading wonderful Stutzman Farms Chicken Manure Fertilizer on all the beds so that the worms can get to work. Chicken Manure Compost has been our secret to some of the best looking produce coming out of our giving garden.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

This week the Garden team would like to send out a very special thank you to Wilco Farm Stores and COOP for their generous donation earlier this year. Financial support from the community helps us purchase the tools and supplies needed to make our large garden flourish. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Big Harvest August!

The giving garden has been buzzing with activity over the last 3 weeks with several large volunteer groups, who have really pitched in to help harvest all of the wonderful tomatoes, squashes, green beans, and kale you have been seeing on distribution day. I hope everyone has had an opportunity to take home some of the delicious organic produce that the TVG garden team has been growing for you.

Garden program volunteers have harvested an estimated 1,888 lbs of produce during the months of July and August. At least this is the amount that has been reported to us.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Volunteering is fun! Thanks for coming to the garden and giving your time!

Andrew Jean-Baptiste - from the Portland Timbers

Last week was a very busy week in our garden with lots to do. Fortunately the community really stepped up to help us out. On Thursday 12 youth members lead by Whitney Lynch from the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation organization came out to help. They did a great job and ask a lot of questions about plants and food. We hope all these kids will benefit from the experience.

On Friday 20 students from Pacific University's Pharmacy School helped out in the garden for their annual volunteer event. This is the second year they have volunteered at the garden. Thank you to the pharmacy school students for all of your help. We got a lot of work done that day and TVG would also like to thank you for your generous financial donation of $200.

Saturday was also a big day for community volunteerism as many other volunteers came out to support local organizations. Saturday's volunteers came out as part of the Portland Timbers “Stand Together” week and to support their favorite Timber Andrew Jean-Baptiste who also volunteered his time in the garden. This is also the second year that the Timbers have come the garden for their annual event.

TVG sends out a very special thank you to Hands On Greater Portland for organizing not only the Timber's event, but for making community volunteerism really cool.

Bruce Gardiner of TVG gives community youth members some information about tomatoes and kale and some additional instruction on how to care for, harvest and prepare these foods.

 We appreciate you choosing our garden for day 7! Community Volunteers came out to the garden in support of the The Portland Timber's "Stand Together Week". The event was in partnership with Hands on Greater Portland who make volunteering easy, fun, and look really cool.
Pacific University students showing off some the produce they helped to harvest.
 Another fantastic day with the pharmacy students from Pacific University. TVG loves it when they come out to the garden. This is the second year they have come out to support us. We look forward to seeing them again next year.
Tualatin Hills Park and Rec Youth members.
Whitney Lynch with Tualatin Hills Park and Rec. Speaks with youth members about community volunteerism.
Also with Portland Timer Andrew Jean-Baptiste #35 is Bruce Gardiner, TVG's  garden team lead, builder, garden care, driver, instructor, organizer. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Garden updates

Great turnip harvest! Thanks to Stutzman chicken compost!
Bruce and Lisa at the Beaverton Garden Club meeting.

Early Summer garden pictures

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Donations come in! Thanks to the businesses that support our garden

Thank you Beaverton Garden Club for all your years of supporting our program. Monica giving an update..

Donation of Soil and tools from Wilco! Thanks Wilco!

The Greenhouses are done and we are making progress filling the beds!
 Bruce bringing in our new wheel borrow,lime and slugbait!
Tomatofest Seeds are in!
A special thanks to Bruce Gardiner Construction and Bruce! He has made all the gardem improvements happen

Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Master Gardener Grant Report is online!

Thanks to all our community and gleaner volunteers that made this happen!
A special thank you to Bruce Gardiner who made the construction possible!