Donating To The Ronald McDonald House

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We are so blessed by our Lord to be able to give food that we grow to the Ronald McDonald House here in NE Portland, it’s just the best feeling ever! Thank you Cynthia for making the connection and Lindsay Williams Sage the Assistant House and Volunteer Manager for welcoming us into this wonderful giving charity!
Cheers and God Bless
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Goals Being Met and Blessing From Above!

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Just to let everyone know, one of our hopes and dreams ever since we were given the opportunity to grow at the Albina Community Garden was to be able to supply families that have loved ones at the Ronald McDonald House fresh vegetables to cook with at no cost, and that has happened because of a mother who has a daughter that is undergoing some treatment, and one of the things her daughter is allowed to do is come into the garden and help with weeding and watering, and one of the benefits they are getting is access to the food we are growing to take back to the communal kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House. We have given Cynthia and her daughter Meaghan the green light to take whatever they need to share with the other families, and Cynthia says “all the veggies I take in get cooked up and eaten”! What a blessing it is to be of service to those who really need a little extra help!

Cheers to our good friends Meaghan and Cynthia for picking up the slack at our Albina garden site, and thank you both for taking our vegetables and sharing them with the families at the Ronald McDonald house! The door has been opened thanks to you both!
Cheers and God Bless
Bob

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Onions, Cucumbers and Friends In The Garden

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Things are really busy in our gardens, and with work schedules along with some logistic issues we have been struggling with getting things done. The need for volunteers is crucial at this point, so we hope that when we have the fundraiser this fall we can once again fill positions and sign up more people to help with the day to day operations of maintaining our sites. Making new friends with Green Table and networking more with the retired community, we hope to regain our position and be able to continue to feed the less fortunate food grown naturally! We are really grateful with our new partnership with Casey who is a fellow Horticulture student and friend who is working out at N.W.R.E.C. Farm site and has us hooked up with some super delicious naturally grown produce, yahoo for us! Here’s a few pics, we finally got the onions harvested at Hicks, the peppers aren’t doing to well as for a lack of attention, but no worries because Halsey is killing it in peppers, eggplant, sweet potatoes, kale, collards and tomatoes! Albina is doing well in tomatoes and peppers and greens, we cover cropped the Terry site and wont be growing on the Navajo site due to lack of man power. Our hope is to get Albina dialed in and put more commitment in the Hicks site. If you live in the Portland Oregon area and want to get involved and help out, please contact us through our website or Face Book page?

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FUNDRAISER UPDATE

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Just a little sneak preview of one of the items that will be up for bid at the fundraiser this fall, a $400.00 gift certificate for a beach rental from Beachhouse Vacation Rentals Inc. in Seaside Oregon, that will be good for a whole year! A Great Big THANK YOU! To Erin Barker and Family for providing such a wonderful gift, and for their continued support in our mission to provide healthy food to those in need!
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THE FOOD IS ROLLING OUT!

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This week was our first real harvest to go to Rose Haven Women Shelter, Independent Living Resources and PACS. We were able to harvest Russian Kale, collards, lettuce, onions and our dried garlic for 108 lbs. A big thank you to Bretly for making sure that we harvested everything that was ready, and for delivering it to the people we support! Getting things dialed in has been an ongoing process and the only thing I know is that you can never be 100 percent sure when the food will be ready to harvest? Weather plays such a big roll in farming and gardening that all you can do is pray and hope it’s ready in the window of time you gave yourself? I do a lot of praying! Thank our good Lord he had us and everything went smoothly. There is no “I” in team and we couldn’t do it without the constant help from all our GVGC friends!

Cheers and God Bless, until next time!june29thharvest

GRAFTING TOMATO VIDEO

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Today I got to work with a couple of friends from another non profit called Growing Gardens, who are working to educate youngsters in school as well as offering garden and greenhouse classes to men and women that are incarcerated. We had a great time doing a tomato grafting video that will be used not only for Growing Gardens but Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity as well, to teach, make aware, and expand the horizons of those who want to learn! It was my pleasure to represent GVGC and be part of something that will better the lives of others!
Cheers and God Bless
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FAVAS ARE IN THE HOUSE!!

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Yesterday at the Albina farm site a couple of things happened that is either good or bad I guess? It was time to harvest the fava beans and that day fell on a friday, which means it’s too late to makes a delivery to a pantry or agency we support :(, by the time we had the favas harvested and that bed reworked for the peppers it was too late, but that’s good news for anyone in the tri-county area, that being Portland, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. A donation would be nice if you can give one to help keep our growing going, but if not that’s perfectly fine! Please if you are in the area and would like a pound or 2 you can email me givingveggies@gmail.com or PM me through Facebook. These beans are so tasty and good for you so don’t miss out on this chance to eat favas if you have never had the chance? In the pan with some butter and garlic and they melt in your mouth!

Cheers, God Bless and Enjoy your weekend

Remember all of our produce is grown naturally with organic practices, nothing here but good for you food!

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