VISITORS TO THE GARDEN
This Monday Loving Garland Green hosted a tour for some members of the “We Love Plants” group from the Spring Creek Church: Kathy, Kathy and Yadi. It was rescheduled due to the rain on Saturday. Thus, we had a small group since many of their members work. However, their enthusiasm more than made up for their size. It’s always fun to tell people about our garden, a randomly designed area where vegetables, flowers, fruit and people all come together. When you go down to the garden, you never know who might show up--a cardinal, a cotton tail rabbit, or an interesting person. The space is not fenced and it is open to the public following the same schedule of our parks from sun-up to sun-down. You are always welcome to pull unwanted grass at the edges of beds and pots.
FOOD DONATIONS TO THE GOOD SAMARITANS OF GARAND, TEXAS
Also, we delivered food to the Good Samaritans on Monday. In addition to our produce from the garden we also add canned goods. Jane, a recently retired virologist and former president of Loving Garland Green, keeps the records of our deliveries. Being more the artist than the scientist, my record-keeping differs from Jane. She carefully weighs everything while I weigh nothing. Instead, I measure our gifts according to the number of people our produce donation can feed. For example, five one-quart bags of green beans equal ten servings. 10 one-quart bags of Kale equal ten servings, etc. Usually, Jane does the tracking but she has been out of town for the past three weeks. It was great to have her back on Monday.
HERE ARE OUR FOOD DONATIONS ACCORDING TO JANE’S RECORDS:
Loving Garland Green’s donations to Good Sam’s June 14, 2021:
25 pounds of non perishables (canned goods and dining utensils)
6.8 pound of produce
Note: if you order take out, you often get plastic utensils all wrapped in cellophane with a napkin. Most of us prefer to use our own silverware so these plastic utensils end up in the trash. The Good Samaritans distribute these to the homeless who often have no eating utensils.
FOR 2020, TO GOOD SAM’S WITH LOVE FROM US TO THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY:
338.45 pounds of non perishables
138.15 pounds of produce
See! Like I said, it adds up.
SPEAKING OF LOVE AND COMMUNITY . . .
I can’t give details because my fear is that he would receive a mountain of clothing and have nowhere to put it. But I’ll tell you this much. I was told we have a policeman in Garland who keeps up with many of our homeless. You may know that with the pandemic, our used clothing stores are closed. The homeless can’t order from Amazon. The policeman collects clothing from friends and distributes among the homeless. Garland has a lot of nice people who care about others and do what they can to help them.