2016 Activities

March - Minor Tree Pruning 

March - Tool donation from Master Gardeners.  Thanks! 



April 12th Job Applications Due 

April 21, 22, 23 Job Interviews 

April 25-26 Job Offers 

April 29th - Removed tarps off of garden - Kept the grass down!  This will save us about 2-3 days of tractor work!  Thanks to the great
donation of tarps from Agricplas. (www.agriplasinc.com)



May 3 - Interns on first day of work. 


May 7 - Helped with Master Gardeners Plant Sale 

May 12-May 31 - Planting 


May - GREAT donations of starts this year - Thanks to Master Gardeners, Teal Creek Farms, Dallas High School, and Linda Fox 



May 21 - Trying out Bees this year - Thanks George 





May 23- Got the WILCO sign up.  Thanks again for the donation Wilco! 


May 31 - Got chips down on paths - Thanks Gary for Hauling and Polk Co. for the Donation 


June 6th - Interns did a lot of mulching!  Thanks Old Mill Feed Store and Teal Creek Farms 



June 21 - First Harvest - 15LBs -  Zuchinni, Summer Squash, Broccoli and Radishes! 


Jun 28 - Second Harvest -  Zuchinni, Summer Squash, Broccoli and Radishes, Chard 

July 1 - Intern gardens are planted and mulched! 


July 5 - First Harvest over 50 pounds! 


July 9 - Minions - group garden work 


July 12 - Great harvest 144 Pounds 
July 19 - Great harvest with lot of greens. 

July 26 - Zucchini, Broccoli, Summer Squash, Chard, Lettuce, Basil, Cabbage - 360 Pounds 


July 26 - Open House - Met many supporters of the Garden and interns gave great garden tours. 


August 2 - Zucchini, Broccoli, Summer Squash, Chard, Lettuce, Basil, Cabbage, Beans, Tomatoes, Dill - 518 Pounds 


August 9th - A cooler week so less harvest -375 pounds 


August 12 - Thanks for stopping by our booth at the Polk County Fair and for the great donation of peaches from Perryhill Farm 




August 14 - Interns Polk County Fair exhibits - 18 Blue Ribbons - 7 Red Ribbons - 2 White Ribbons. GREAT JOB INTERNS!


August 16th Harvest - 827 Pounds of Food!  


August 23: Over 700 pounds of produce! 


August 30: Over 400 pounds of produce - Brought food to the food bank as the food assistance program was closed. 


September 3:  Drain tile project got done!  Thanks do the Dallas Community Foundation for donations to support this project! 




State Fair - Great Results - 2 Champions / 1 Reserve Champion / Many Blue Ribbons / Many Red Ribbons 


September 6th - Over 550 pounds produce delivered! OVER TWO TONS THIS SEASON!! 


September 13th - Good Harvest day over 400 pounds 


September 20th - We have now delivered 5000 pounds of produce! 



September 24th - Cleaning up 



September 27 - 330 more pounds. One more week to go! 


October 4th - Last Harvest 370 Pounds!  Over 5600 for the season. 


November 5th - Garden gets tilled and tarped. Ready for winter! 


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