Sunday, May 30, 2010

Whats Going On

It was a long hot week , but all the hard work in pays off . We had several folks stop by the LaSalle Square Garden , and harvest Greens , Lettuce , Peas & Strawberries .

We are having more people showing up to help out at the garden , and are about 2/3's of the way finished with planting . We had a neighbor bring by some heirloom corn and plant it .

There is a Geocache site at the garden now . Its been a great week of bringing people together to work , harvest , and share in the garden experience.

Things are growing all over the garden , and we should be harvesting healthy food to share through fall .

A great story from the Keller Park Unity Garden last week the Keller Park garden had one of the neighborhood kids delivering free food to the homes nearby . They Also put in another raised bed on Sat . More planting means more food to share . They just keep growing .

We stopped by the Homeless center garden , and its looking good . We helped harvest Radishes & Strawberries .

On Sunday the Southeast Side Salsa Unity Garden got off to a great start . As you may have guessed by the name this garden will feature salsa type plants

Now with 35 gardens on board with the Unity Gardens framework of sharing alot of people will be eating healthy food . Every garden is its own story , but all with a common goal

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Plant Sale June 4th & 5th

Unity Garden Plant Sale Fundraiser
What : potted plants , Tomato's , Peppers , Herbs, Perennials
Where : Junk Evolution
528 East Colfax
South Bend IN 46617
When : Friday June 4th 5pm to 8pm
Saturday June 5th 8am to 3pm

All plant proceeds go to The Unity Gardens .
The Unity Gardens provide food for those in need , and bring diverse people together to grow ,harvest , share , and eat healthy food . Each garden has two criteria . diverse people coming together to grow food , and a sharing component

Friday, May 21, 2010

Great Day

Started the Day with a little raking at the LaSalle academy Unity Garden . Then off to the LaSalle Square garden for Tomato planting . After Lunch we planted LaSalle Academy with the Kids , Next up PCM to pick up Tomato Plants , Then off to Southside Unity Garden for a little mowing , and Last off to Walmart to pick up some donated soil

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stuff to Do

Volunteers Needed :
Manna House Unity Garden
2418 Delaware St
Every Monday 6pm to 8pm
Every Friday 8am to 10am
contact : Randy Perkins

Southside Unity Garden
Corner of Dale & Calvert
This Wed 8am to 10am
Contact Brian

PCM Unity Garden
1820 South Michigan St
Every Wed 12 noon to 2pm
Contact : Rick Urycki

Northeast Neighborhood Unity Garden at South Bend Ave
741 South Bend Ave
Every Wed & Friday 5:30 pm
Every Sunday at 4:30 pm
Contact Jessica Velazquez

LaSalle Square Unity Garden
3701 Prast Blvd
Every Thursday 9am to 1pm
Every Sat 9am to 1pm
Contact Mitch

Salvation Army Unity Garden
303 Chapin Blvd
Every Friday 9am
Contact Liz

Keller Park Unity Garden
1001 W. Bryan St ( behind Keller Park Church )
Every Saturday at 9am
Contact : Meridith Eaton

Plant Sale :
In order to raise money to buy supplies for the Unity Gardens we are
having a Plant Sale
When : June 4th 5pm to 8pm
June 5th 8am to 3pm
Where: Junk Evolution
528 E. Colfax
South Bend

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Memorial Hospital Groundbreaking

The rain held off just long enough for us to plant a section of the new Unity Garden at Memorial Hospital . Memorial is the Unity Gardens biggest sponsor , and this year they are diving in head first . Joe Vasta is heading up the garden . The Garden will be planted , and tended by Hospital Volunteers . The food will be shared with employees & used to serve healthy meals at the Hospital

Special Day

It was a special day today . The Unity Gardens provides food for the hungry , but today was extra special because the Unity Garden at Logan Center will provide enjoy for the whole season for all the folks at Logan, and at harvest time they will donate the food to those in need . Thanks to Allyson Bevins for making it all happen

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Sign

Sign Goes up at 741 South Bend Ave

Monday, May 10, 2010


We planted Potatoes, Tomatoes & Peppers with Rick at PCM . Repotted 200 plants , Put New Sign at Salvation Army Unity Garden , Dropped off Tools at Robertsons , Broke Tiller at Memorial Hospital Unity, Dropped Tiller off to get fixed , Picked up new back-up tiller at Lowes ( thanks for the discount ), Picked up flowers & delivered them to Washington High , Watered plants at Washington . Planted Tomatoes at LaSalle Sq Unity Garden . Updated Facebook . Wrote blog ...... Yep just another Monday

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Unity Gardens New Ground Breakings

We have 3 ground breakings for the upcoming week!

Logan Center Unity Garden - 1 pm Wednesday May 12
2505 E. Jefferson Blvd. South Bend, IN 46615
Allyson Bevins, the new garden leader, has supported the other Unity Gardens by helping with ground breakings and seed starting events. She is initiating the Unity Gardens at Logan Center so that her clients could have the necessary amenities and still participate in a garden setting. They have built 2 raised beds which we will be filling and transplanting seedling into.

Memorial Unity Garden - 2pm Wednesday May 12
602 N Michigan St South Bend, IN 46601
Director Joseph Vasta has organized a Unity Garden designed to provide healthy food for employee volunteers as well as supporting using fresh, locally grown food for the cafeteria and patients at Memorial Hospital. Plans for this very public location include a tasters garden open to the public along with a special section for in-house use. The Memorial Community health Enhancement is the Unity Gardens largest sponsor.

Garden of St Therese Unity Garden - 11:30 am Thursday May 13th
Corner of Olive & Prast

LaSalle Square Today

We had a chilly morning at the LaSalle Square Garden today . We were glad to have some new folks come out to help Thanks Sarah & Na Na for coming out . We finished Planting & Mulching one row .... Only 15 to go !! Looks good lots of food growing . After that we went to the PCM garden to put our warm weather starts under cover . All in al a great day .

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Garden

We lucked out the skies cleared long enough for Sara & I to help Brian Cherry ( garden leader ) , and his Mom to break ground at the Southside Unity Garden 1001 E Calvert . Its a compact garden , and Brian is going to pack it full of food for anyone to share .

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pots !! Thanks ND

Thanks to Jessica for Making Norte Dames trash into or treasure . Every year we have a shortage of pots to raise Tomatoes & Peppers in . Not anymore !!

Monday, May 3, 2010

More New Unity Gardens

2 new Unity gardens opening this Friday

May 7th 8:30 am 1001 E. Calvert

May 7th 5 pm 126 E Indiana

Come join us

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Manna House Groundbreaking

It Was a Great Groundbreaking Friday at the Manna House Garden at 2418 . Great folks showed up to get the garden started . The Garden is Lead by Pastor Randy Perkins .

The mission of Manna House is to provide physical, and spiritual food for the underserved population of southwest side of South Bend , Indiana