Monday, August 19, 2013

Special Thanks to a Special Crew!

HP employees harvesting beans for Stone Soup, our local soup kitchen
Community volunteers are the heart of the SAGE garden; over 500 people a year come help us farm this one-acre plot of city land.  There are numerous ways to be involved; Tuesday night work parties, SAGE garden docents and numerous community groups who organize work parties.  

HP employees
harvesting broccoli (above)
& harvesting beans (below)
For the past couple of years employees of HP have been been working in the garden on a monthly basis.  As a garden manager, it is a big help for me to know that I will have a constant crew of hard workers.   Last year HP employees contributed 160 hours of service and that is a large chunk of help!  While each month the crew changes, there's always a familiar face (or two or three or four...) and of course, there is Shawn Collins, the amazing person who promotes these work parties at HP.   After our latest work party last Friday, I just wanted to tell the world "Thank You HP Employees!!!"

I'm also excited to note that not only do HP employees help us out in the garden, they've also inspired their neighbors at the engineering firm, CH2MHill, to schedule regular work parties!  Thanks CH for making that commitment, you're help is so appreciated! 

If you're interested in scheduling a work party for your work place or community group, please send me an email at:   SAGE@CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org   We work with diverse groups and tailor each work party to the needs of that particular group.  Now that we're coming into fall, we're going to be needing a lot of harvesting help!  
Shawn and Dave loading up mulch for pathways

Thanks to ALL the amazing volunteers who help make SAGE a great place to learn and grow! 

Cheers,


Deanna
Garden Manager