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Summer 2022 Wrap Up

Updated: Oct 25

Harvest update

From Jan. 1 through the end of September, The Giving Garden produced 6,406 lbs. of fruits and vegetables, 2,565 lbs. of which was tomatoes!


It's been a great year for summer squash, too. We harvested 525 lbs. of squash off of 14 plants!


We're not finished for the year! We've started planting cold weather crops that will feed our neighbors throughout the winter.


 

We help feed 172 families/week, year round

Wake Forest Community Table

Meal Distribution - 40 families/week

Journey Ministry Food Pantry

June Ribbon Cutting

Distribution - 70 families/week






 

Mark your calendar!

Sat., Oct. 8, 8 am - 2 pm

Sweet Potato Harvest, Fall Planting & Cookout*

  • Harvest

  • Prepare new rows

  • Plant cold season veggies

*Burgers & Hot Dogs Provided

Vegetarian Options Available



 

Guests in the garden

We are a community teaching garden. We welcome individuals and groups from throughout the community to our Tues. and Sat. workdays. We also schedule special learning opportunities for groups.


St. John's Episcopal Church families joined us in the garden one evening a month from June - August. They harvested new potatoes in June. In July, they dug up strawberry plants from our strawberry patch to take home and plant. They also helped us take tissue samples of our tomatoes and fill out paperwork to send to the NC Extension to be analyzed. Families harvested tomatoes for Wake Forest Community Meals and hand picked tomatoes for a tomato sandwich picnic dinner in the garden in August.


 

Eagle Scout Projects

Newly added by Billy Ellenbe, Troop 5


2 Outdoor Libraries - Adult & Child

In addition to enthusiastically planning and building these libraries, Billy has thoughtfully filled each one with books for you to enjoy.



 

Do you know...?


What to do with an overgrown squash?

During a rainy season, squash can soak up a lot of water and get huge. Fortunately, all of that water keeps them from turning woody, so don't compost them. They're great grilled! Slice squash lengthwise in 1/2 inch planks, toss with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and put them on your gas grill. They cook up creamy and delicious!


Do you know how to tell whether a green tomato will counter ripen or is too green?


 

Recipes


Yellow Squash Ribbons with Red Onion and Parmesan
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Gazpacho
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