I see that it has been 3 months since I wrote a Newsletter that wasn't specifically about an upcoming fund-raising Event...so time to re-cap the results!With deep gratitude to our amazing customers who attended our Nursery Sales, we're happy to announce the final tallies:
The two Sales/Food Drives combined yielded $700 in monetary donations and more than 600 lbs. of food donations for the L.A. Regional Food Bank! They sent very nice "Thank You" letters after each event. We plan to continue with 2 of these efforts each year, and I'm certain we'll only increase our collections!
The Sale/Fund Raiser to assist the Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in Japancollected a total of $1,025 in monetary donations!We're proud of the results, and the format seems to work: we offer nursery-wide discounts to get folks here, customers make a donation to participate, and then we donate a percentage of the total day's sales.Everyone seemed to have a great time, and we'll definitely do it again!
The Annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park
Garden Tour 2011
The Getty House
We were also happy to participate in the Annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Garden Tour, this year benefiting the "greening" of John Burroughs Middle School.We had a whole Market-like set up and sales were amazing! The Getty House (official residence of Mayor Villaraigosa) was the start- and end-stop of the Tour, and late in the afternoon I gave a talk on Organic Container Gardening. It was a great day and we donated 10% of our total Sales to the great work of the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society.
Tomatoes still rule the Farmers Market sales, and we're sowing new rounds regularly. Our Heirloom Season Kick-Off Sale (also a Food Drive) was mobbed the entire day with happy gardeners anxious to get their tomatoes going.
The soil looked beautiful, and everything was totally broken down.We added worm castings and a little more compost to make up for the settling, and they're on their way!Looking forward to lots of Alex's amazing Caprese!
Alex's World Famous Caprese Salad
Corn, Melons, Spaghetti Squash & Scarlet Runners!
Newest varieties coming to the markets are 2 types of sweet Corn, 5 varieties of Melon including the highly regarded Charantais, 3 more varieties of Green Beans including the amazing Scarlet Runners, and Spaghetti Squash (for a total of 5 varieties of Winter Squash.) We still have Organic Seed Potatoes and Leek Seedlings, too!
Late Spring Lettuces!
This year we're growing Lettuces a little longer than usual; we're growing Summer Bibb, Jericho Romaine and other varieties that are reputed to resist bolting and hold longer in the warmer months.
10% Off All Certified Organic Nursery Plants, Blueberries, Fruit Trees and Gardening Products!
ADMISSION is a mandatory monetary donation payable to The Red Cross. Please dig deep and give generously!
5% of all sales will be donated by Two Dog to
The Red Cross
Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org