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Neighborhood Garden Project Continues

Edible Landscape!

Given the recent violence in our neighborhood, now is a great time to come together to work for something positive with our neighbors. We do have consent of the owners of the parking lot directly across Campus Ave, to plant a garden in the “green” space on the corner of Campus and Ruby.  WSU Students including Jonathan Handy and some members of Farmhouse Fraternity helped to weed the area initially.  Now most students are gone and we could use some help.

Current Tasks/Needs:

  • We need a truck to help us haul away a large pile of dirt, weeds, and branches.
  • We need to create a simple tier on the slope to retain water.
  • We need to turn in compost and lay landscape fabric to inhibit weeds.
  • We need to create a simple, repeatable means of watering (either a soaker hose or simple drip system to which we can pull a hose across the street).
  • We need to plant seeds and starts soon!

Please let Chip or Kristine know if you are interested in helping out with parts of this project, which is more than just growing food for the greater good*, it is an opportunity to get to know our immediate neighbors.

*CCUCC is now a contributor to Backyard Harvest’s Grow for the Greater Good program!

Flowers for David

WSU professor, Dr. David Warner, was severely injured by several people as he attempted to intervene in an altercation just a block from the church.  If you’d like to help raise funds for his medical costs, here are a few ways:  

  • Buy a flower from displays at Zoe Underground Cafe (basement of the Interfaith House) and Cafe Moro, with other sites in the near future (we hope 🙂 ) Suggested donation is $5.oo.
  • Help make flowers.  Graduate student Charise De Berry thought up this great idea and we are helping her to expand and give more people the opportunity to donate.  So,we would like to keep these displays full and we could use some help making these simple felt flowers.   Please dive right in and bring any flowers you make to the church.  At this time, we think we need purple, yellow, and blue flowers most (the red are made slightly differently and there are a number of people working on them at this point).   We have extra felt at the church, along with a little table in the Fireside room where you could sit and work if you prefer that to home.

Wavy rosette in Blue, Purple, Yellow