The COMMUNITY GARDEN is alive and producing despite 100 degree heat and sprinkler problems. Our mission
is to provide fresh produce to the West Valley Food Pantry clients. Last year we provided hundreds of
heads of lettuce, carrots and delicious tomatoes. This requires a lot of work but the smiles on the
clients' faces makes it all worthwhile. Lynn Gilson and Elizabeth Bates have been weeding so the garden
looked wonderful for Bishop Bruce's visit. She really liked it! Her husband is an expert gardener.
We have planted lettuce, beets, carrots, cauliflower and peppers. We will be planting snap peas, swiss
chard and much more.
Help is greatly needed for harvesting and upkeep. If you have a few hours one day a week, we would
appreciate the help. Please contact me (Barbara Partridge) for information. Harvesting is usually
done on Monday and Wednesday, but work can be done on other days. We can really use your help. A
small Food Bank cookbook is in process to help people use the produce in a healthy way. Recipes will
be welcomed. Come join our happy group.