Saturday, August 4, 2012

News from the garden

1. Thanks for all the garden support! It's been a hot dry season, but the garden continues to grow and we've enjoyed lots of visitors who share our fresh, locally grown and healthy produce. Cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers continue to produce, with another bean planting now taking off too. I'm getting ready for fall planting so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see added, maybe we can. Please stop by anytime and enjoy -- we were happy to meet new neighbors John and Jenny on Madison Street recently, and we're always happy to see you all.

2. I'm now working for the Neighborhood Resources Corp. along with some freelance writing work and other community projects. Check out the NRC on Facebook at and please "like" and share the new page with your friends. There's lots of info about the South Bend community, things to do, NRC neighborhood programs and ways to get involved.

3. The Tapas and Tango fundraiser is one of those upcoming events.  The NRC event will be held Saturday, September 15 at the LangLab in South Bend. For more information or to buy tickets, go to the website at There's also a link from the garden website. Proceeds benefit the NRC and its programs to support and develop South Bend neighborhoods, like a garden project or youth programs. NRC also offers a free Neighborhood Leadership Academy training program, so check that out. The deadline for applications for the leadership training is August 10.

4. National Neighbors Night Out is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Howard Park. Please come out and support South Bend neighbors and communities!

5. Unity Gardens is planning a 5K run in September, watch for more details in coming weeks.

6. And I'm sure I'm forgetting something so feel free to tell me what it is, or let me know about your own good things going on. Have a great weekend!

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