… TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS…

FOR OUR COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT, BOUNTIFUL HARVESTS & ONE ANOTHER!img_8517We have had a wonderfully bountiful Spring and Summer… overflowing with healthy and delicious produce, camaraderie, and gratitude.  To express our thanks to our community for its support and goodwill, we held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Garden on June 1st.  It was a wonderful day, with speeches by …

Town of Danville Mayor, Newell Arnerich

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and Food Bank Executive Director Larry Sly,

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…a “honey bee hunt” with local Alamo honey donated by the Rust Family

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…Town and County officials

(Back Row Left to Right:  Mayor Newell Arnerich, Town Council Member Karen Stepper, Hive Members Kellee Reed, Sara Marks, Marilynn Gray-Raine, Louise Fredriksson, Joann Oliver, Kathy Torru and Town Council Member Robert Storer Front Row from Left to Right:  Hive Members Cynthia Ruzzi and Amelia Abramson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, and Hive Members Heidi Abramson and Janet Howes)

(Back Row Left to Right: Mayor Newell Arnerich, Town Council Member Karen Stepper, Hive Members Kellee Reed, Sara Marks, Marilynn Gray-Raine, Louise Fredriksson, Joann Oliver, Kathy Torru and Town Council Member Robert Storer
Front Row from Left to Right: Hive Members Cynthia Ruzzi and Amelia Abramson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, and Hive Members Heidi Abramson and Janet Howes)

 

… public visitors and volunteers,

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and morning goodies generously donated by La Boulange and Whole Foods.

dm0a1075 It was a wonderful day in the Garden and visitors had a chance to see every bed in full production, from late Spring vegetables to early Summer ones!  Now, in a whirlwind, we find ourselves already mid-way through our first Summer and our first Warm Crop program.  If you were to drop by the Garden today, you would find only the warm-loving Summer crops – beautiful squash, zucchini, tomatoes, beans, lettuces, peppers and eggplants filling the beds.  But, you would also see some empty beds.  They’re not really “empty” though… they are nurturing the newest crops which will pop up for our Autumn harvests!

This first eight months in the Bounty Garden have been incredible.  The soil is rich and productive, and the sun is plentiful.  While we strive to harvest the food at its peak of nutrition and flavor, the combination of good things in the Garden sometimes surprises us!

“Lucy” with a twelve pound squash!

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Thank you for being with us on such a special summer morning.  We hope to see everyone again in the Garden very soon!

The Hive

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