The McMinnville Community Garden held its annual orientation for new personal row gardeners on Saturday, March 19. The garden is welcoming back a solid core of regular personal row gardeners and several enthusiastic newcomers.
Garden volunteers are gearing up for a successful 2011. We are awaiting, of course, for the garden to dry out so that we can access the rows that are currently waterlogged.
We'll be fixing the deer fence, weeding, moving the herb boxes, putting up shelving in the interior of the new tool shed and, hopefully, erecting a donated greenhouse structure in the near future.
Stay tuned as the McMinnville Community Garden continues its work of growing healthy food for needy families in Yamhill County.
In addition, our row sponsorship fundraiser (see post below) is getting off to a great start. We have received several sponsorships, including $100 from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and commitments from other local individuals, companies and organizations. We'll be updating the row sponsors as donations arrive. Thank you to all who have donated or committed to a row sponsorship! Your donations will help us offset the expenses incurred to grow healthy food for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.