Volunteer Spotlight: Merz North America

We are finally saying goodbye to summer veggies we look forward to December harvests and January plantings! Spinach and Cabbage plantings are looking great as we tuck the bees in for the Winter! Our volunteers from Merz Raleigh did a fabulous job helping and working in our garden in preparation for winter! 

These awesome volunteers got a lot accomplished:

  • Spread five yards of mulch in garden pathways
  • Painted six benches and one teepee
  • Raked leaves, picked up fallen limbs
  • Planted new plants/spruced up prayer garden
  • Pruned roses and other bushes around campus

Our volunteers also assembled 75 travel kits! Each kit containing deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, shampoo, kleenex, chapstick, and a few more everyday necessities. 


Now that summer is officially over and the first frost has finally hit, we bid farewell to our okra, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. This was not before we had a blast harvesting a bonus 120 pounds of green tomatoes to share with our community. They are great green and fresh and will even ripen up on their own in a couple weeks. This harvest brings us to 2,043 pounds for the year!