The Navy is good to us and willing to help in so many ways.
Today, volunteers painted Bill’s Barn and worked on some of the colorful face boards that will be displayed September 22 at the Fairy Gathering.
They also harvested vegetables and started scraping the horse barn.
A lot was going on. And that was all before noon!
Thank you all. We couldn’t do it without you.
The Navy has consistently been a big help in the community gardens and we thank them for all that they do.
Today, we painted the barn, raked the pathways. edged the grandmother’s gardens, weeded and artistically painted a monarch face-cut-out-board for the Fairy Gathering on Sept. 22. There’s no challenge they can’t take on.
Note in the photo above how they wore their sunflower yellow shirts. It doesn’t get better. Thank you.
The task at hand is the painting of Bill’s Barn, a building we use for gatherings at the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens.
Above are two of our Navy volunteers, Rebecca and Taylor. The Navy has been helpful in so many ways and are valued volunteers on the farm.
We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.
Each day, the community gardens come together a little bit more.
We asked our Navy neighbors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa if they could help us get the rest of the raised beds in place and they said “Yes.”
I have to tell you how this came about. Do you believe in coincidence?
When I called there was a voice directing me to dial this number for that department, and another number for another department. Nothing sounded like what I wanted so I randomly pressed a few numbers.
I explained to the voice on the other end who I was, what we were doing at the community farm and about the community gardens. He said, “I heard two ladies talking about that on the radio. One of them told the background story and the other talked about planting sunflowers, an art show and spaces in the gardens people could rent. As I listened I thought, ‘I want a plot.'”
I told him that I was that garden lady. And, that we needed a hand. I also shared how to get an application online.
That fellow directed me to the right person and later in the day Leading Petty Officer 1st L.T. office Rich Kietz returned my call and said Navy volunteers would be in the garden on Friday.
They will be helping us set more beds in place, which means a lot of raised beds should be completed by the weekend.
Amazing isn’t it that the fellow on the other end of the line heard about the gardens on WAMC and knew who I needed to speak with!