our good friends at Great Big Plants have once again supplied us with
Trial Size bottles of their wonderful Liquid Compost Concentrate, so the
first 24 customers will receive one free as a Gift with Purchase!Thanks Great Big Plants!!
And at very long last, we'd like to share the video of our Glass Gem Corn Adventure!!This was the most incredible learning experience of our whole gardening history!We so hope you enjoy this video and plan to make a space for the Glass Gem in your Spring 2014 garden!!You will love it!!
finally, we want to share some lovely words and photos from our friend,
Brad Pregerson (also a cousin of our ace Nursery Assistant, Elliot),
who does incredible work at the Bell Homeless Shelter:
Dear Jo Anne and Alejandro,
Attached are some pictures from our latest crop from the Bell Homeless Shelter
garden. All the veggies came from plants purchased from Two Dog. The
tomato plants, as you can see from the pictures, have been prolific. My
team and I have delivered pounds of tomatoes and cucumbers to the
Shelter's kitchen each week.
As I have mentioned to you before, the Bell Shelter is the largest
homeless shelter west of the Mississippi serving veterans and homeless
men and women. The Shelter's kitchen serves approximately 6,000 meals
per week. Their budget for fresh produce is a mere $300 per week, so the kitchen staff is forced to purchase the lowest grade fruits and vegetables. Thus, the food served at the Shelter is marginal. My non-profit, GrowGood,
seeks to transform the one-acre vacant lot across from the Shelter into
a garden that can provide fruits and veggies to the Shelter's kitchen
as well as therapeutic and job training opportunities for the Shelter's more than 350 residents.
We are grateful for all your support and for supplying us with healthy wonderful plants, so we can continue our mission to serve the residents and staff of Bell Shelter.
You're welcome, Brad!! "Good on ya" for the work you do, and we look forward to helping you with continued bountiful harvests!
And if any of our Two Dog friends are inspired to help out, please contact Brad through his non-profit, Grow-Good.org.
That's it for now! We hope to see you this coming Sunday!