2019 was a busy year for Stone Gardeners

2019 was a very satisfying year for me and hopefully for you, because we addressed the climate crisis in many ways: 

  • Sharing what we grew at our urban farm with the local food bank
  • Sharing what we know about regenerative agriculture and sustainable lifestyles with  our community
  • Partnering with like-minded groups to spread the word about healthy farming and living with less
LEAF veggies at TCV Food Bank

I want to share with you some of our successes:

  • Gardeners harvested and delivered produce to TCV food bank before their doors opened in the morning, allowing them to get fresh food to clients in less than 2 hours.
  • Gardeners volunteered over 1,500 hours producing and donating 2,532 pounds of farm fresh, pesticide-free fruits and veggies.
  • Gardeners focused on TCV client requests for perishables, delivering ripe tomatoes, sweet peppers, green leafy veggies, herbs and also ethnic produce like Asian eggplant and okra.
  • Gardeners sheet-mulched, designed, staked and cover-cropped the new Urban Farm Bee Sanctuary in less than three months.
  • Amazing elves maintained the infrastructure incognito  – fixing our irrigation system, repairing the greenhouse, lath house and fences, moving chips and soil, maintaining tractors and wheelbarrows, and building special projects, i.e. pallet tables and tool boxes, a solarizer for sterilizing planting pots, bee hives and equipment, plus more.
  • So many Stone Gardeners helped with the 54 activities we held this year, including workshops, classes, field trips, events, meetings and work parties – averaging one activity per week and reaching over 850 people.
  • Everyone, and I mean everyone, helped with LEAF Earth Day, which featured 28 booths; 1,000 guests and volunteers attended.

Now it’s time for all of us to rest. 

Peace, Love, Regenerative Farming, Sustainable Living, Bees and Trees ; )


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