More garden pictures

I guess some of these pictures didn’t post to the website but I wanted to share them with you all.

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Food at First Garden Winding Down

We have had a great season out at the FAF Garden and while our tomatoes haven’t done that well (along with everyone else in Iowa), our cucumbers, greens, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and berries have done well. We hope you will join us for our last month of official garden activities in September. We do plan on having a big celebration to put the garden to bed in October and when we do, we hope you will join. Please enjoy the pictures of Hannah with a bike full of veggies and Gabrielle laughing about the toad on her arm.

Hope to see you out there. The garden is at Trinity Christian Reformed Church on 3626 Ontario in West Ames. Workdays for the rest of the month will be Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday from 9-11. Last day is September 26th.

See you out there!

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The Garden is Flourishing!

Had another great week out at the FAF Garden. We want to see you out there too (3626 Ontario). We harvests some new potatoes, lots of greens, nearly 25 lbs of onions and leeks. It is truly lovely out there. Check out the photos of our Swallowtail Butterfly pollinating the Echinacea. What a great day. We will be doing a lot of harvesting of crops the coming weeks and could use extra hands to harvest and to help spread compost.

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Great Day in the Garden

Hey all,

What a beautiful warm day in the garden. We saw beautiful caterpillar but I am not sure what kind it is. Perhaps one of you knows! The bees were pollinating the Echinacea flowers, we harvested some new potatoes, lots of greens, cucumbers, Napa cabbage, and gorgeous onions. Oh and the berries are still going. We would love to see you out there to enjoy the bounty and to share the fruits of our labor. Next Saturday we plan on a big work day to dig potatoes and onions and get some replanting done. Would love to see you out there.

The Food at First Crew!

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Garlic harvest

Great harvest of garlic and berries today at the Food at First Garden. Would be great to see you out there. We make Sauerkraut this week on Thursday at Trinity Church at 3626 Ontario. Email us at foodatfirstgarden with questions.

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Come See Our New Home July 12 2015!

faf-open-houseBy now, you’ve probably heard that the Meal Program and the Free Market have both moved to our “new home”, at First Christian Church.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the new operation, this is the perfect time!

There’s a lot to see – the space where our Guests are able to wait indoors (no more standing in line in the sun or snow!)…  the kitchen with a brand new, state-of-the-art dishwasher…  the HUGE walk-in cooler and freezer…  and more!  You can find out what’s been happening with the program, and how “the miracles continue” on a daily and weekly basis.

First Christian Church is right across from the police station, at 611 Clark Ave.  Just stop by for a few minutes – you’ll be glad you did!

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Hope folks will come out and check out how good our FAF Garden is looking. We had a great group come out from Shawnee Park CRC in Grand Rapids, MI (see their pic) and gave service to FAF, both in terms of cooking as well as gardening work.

A reminder that work days are Tues, Thurs from 5:30-7:30 or Saturday mornings from 9-11. Hope to see you there at Trinity Christian Reformed Church at 3626 Ontario in Ames.

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