Another 53 pounds of produce was gleaned and distributed this week. Colleen from Cumberland County Gleaners took 3 cases of lettuce and a case of radishes to Presente! Maine, a Portland food brigade. Thanks, Colleen for that last-minute pick-up.
Another week of uneven temperatures and mud. These conditions don’t seem to deter our hardy group of volunteers. This week we had a total of 52.5 volunteer hours. What did we do with all that valuable time? Well, we planted the rest of our onion and leek donations from the Extension. Which amounted to another 3,000 plants. Our sweet potato tunnel got 300 lettuce seedlings, trying to sneak in an extra crop before it is time to plant the sweet potato slips. A third planting of broccoli went in to finish the summer broccoli harvest.
What are the rest of us up to? Well, our first annual seedling sale will be happening in a few weeks and we are currently transplanting and caring for hundreds of vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings. One of our volunteers has dug up and potted hundreds of her perennials to add to the sale. I already have my eye on a couple of Hellebores! If you are not familiar with Hellebores, look them up. They are spectacular!
Another week to be grateful to be outdoors, meeting up with people in a safe environment, and doing good work. Theda