April 2018 Garden Update: Jesse Crouch, Garden & Wellness Coordinator

Spring is here!  Our spring vegetables are coming along nicely, and our garden has an incredible new addition -- a hoop house!

This month, we were fortunate to have volunteers from National Charity League, Service Raleigh, and Activate Good assist us with major garden projects.  

Even bigger news? Over two longs evenings, five amazing volunteers from Edenton Street United Methodist Church Missional Community poured their hearts and souls into our Community Garden and constructed a 16 foot x 28 foot hoop house.

A 'hoop house' is a modified greenhouse for planting in the ground, adding 448 feet of growing space and extends our growing season into the Fall and early Spring.

 Clearing the soil before laying the groundwork for the hoop house.

Clearing the soil before laying the groundwork for the hoop house.

 The first hoop goes up.

The first hoop goes up.

 Teamwork at its finest!

Teamwork at its finest!

 The door goes in.

The door goes in.

 Covering with plastic.

Covering with plastic.

 The finished product!

The finished product!

This summer, we'll plant tomato plants in the hoop house, and will expect to harvest them in December for our patients! 

Now's the time to get your hands dirty!

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Join us for a Garden Workday -- individuals or groups welcomed.  Learn about organic gardening, composting, and the importance of honeybees.  No previous experience required.  Jesse Crouch, Garden Coordinator will provide instructions, tools, and oversight.

Sign up now! 

Email Jesse Crouch, garden@alliancemedicalministry.org.