May 18, 2011

Planting, Gleaning & Gardening, a trifecta of awesome

Today at Food For All has been B-U-S-Y! Preparing for tomorrow's PLANTING PARTY has been all hustle and bustle as we've scored some plant start donations from the Okanogan County WSU Master Gardener's and WVCC Omak greenhouse! These plant start donations are generous gifts from these groups totaling 295 starts!

This afternoon was spent GLEANING! Filaree Fruit's orchardist JC Kauffman was cleaning out his cold storage and donated 1650 pounds of Organic apples! Filaree Farm has been a loyal supporter of the Food For All program over the last few years and has contributed thousands of pounds of fresh produce to our local food bank serving the community through feeding the hungry.

Finally, one of our new volunteers helped Food For All prepare the on-site food bank gardens by gleaning produce for tomorrow's food bank line. A pound of each: spinach, butterleaf lettuce, turnips & green onoins was yanked out, rinsed off and bagged up ready to go for tomorrow.

Come see us at Food For All tomorrow, Thursday the 19th!
GgardenTour 9-11am
Planting Party 11am-1pm

and check out the trifecta of awesomeness growing your community!

May 13, 2011

Planting Party! Thursday 5/19

We are kicking off the Spring season with the planting of our food bank garden here at the Community Action Building in Okanogan! We will be planting our Food For All garden for the third year! From 11am-1pm come learn about the square foot method and help grow your community by planting some seeds of change.

We are seeking volunteers throughout the growing season to water, harvest and do minimal maintenance on our raised apple bins. If you are interested in helping support the food bank in this outside, dirty-nails, sunshine-soaked manner please swing by Thursday the 19th and speak with Sara Gerlitz, the Food For All Representative and Gleaning Coordinator. She can be contacted at 422-4041 x30.