Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Please Renew Your Kroger Support

The Kroger neighbor program provides support for our garden based upon the usage of your Kroger card. No cost to you. Gas credits are not impacted. Once a year, beginning now, have checkout scan the bar code or enter our charity # 1 00000 82607, and then have them scan your Kroger card. Then, every time you use your Kroger card we get a small percentage of what Kroger sets aside for charities in TX and LA. The program starts again each July 1 and requires only the once-a-year sign up.

Randalls has a similar program which also supports our garden. Provide the Service Desk with our Charity # 1969. These programs provide modest funds to enable us to renew the plants in the garden and to accomplish needed maintenance.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Oak Tree Borer at Matzke Park

Oak Tree Borer
Note borer results on one of C. Sizer's memorial trees.  The borer is a result of the drought and lack of water.  Hoping this tree will survive with spraying.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What a phenomenal turnout this morning to work in the garden!

What a phenomenal turnout this morning to work in the garden!  My thanks to your dedication and support during the summer and drought.  This morning Georgeine F., Cathy C., Jean R., Joan F., Lucy S., Judy R., Kathy S., Tim W., Aaron W., Carrie R., Jocelyn R., Joanna R. and Chuck B. came to trim, plant and put down mulch.  The garden looks great, I hope you have a chance to visit.
Mark your calendar for August on the second Friday for the next work day.  Have a terrific summer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Garden Work Day June 10 8 - 10 am

Even with the heat and no rain, the garden is looking very good.  We are slowing losing the Knock Out Roses along the fence line.  There will lots of dead heading and planting the remaining milk weed plants in the large berm.  You will need gloves, trowels, pruners or scissors.  Thanks for every one's continued support.