Thank you Weidner!
Despite a scorching day, Weidner Apartment Homes came out in full force for their annual Weidner Cares day. Every year this dedicated team of people come and transforms our garden by painting, construction, repairs, weeding, and harvesting. This year was no exception. The Weidner team helped make our dreams a reality by building a greenhouse, a small shade tent, new trellises for cucumbers, beans, and peas, a produce sorting table, a produce drying table, a picnic bench, a willow fence, and an arbor.
The painting team was hard as work giving all of our benches a fresh coat of paint. They also painted our red storage shed, the lattice on the healthy backyard fence, and many other odds and ends that were not looking as good as they could. A few of our most artistic painters even worked on a mural!
Last year we were not as far along in our harvest and we were not able to harvest nearly as much food as we were this year. With the help of a dedicated team of harvesters we brought 488 lbs of food to the food bank. They harvested zucchini, patty pan squash, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, basil, oregano, parsley, stevia, tomatoes, hot peppers, and sweet peppers. The gardening team also helped us turn compost and weed parts of our garden that were out of control.
Overall it was an extraordinary day and the garden looks amazing because of all the hard work they put into the project. Thank you Weidner!