On a beautiful warm South Florida day about one hundred 3rd graders from Tedder elementary came bouncing through the gates to enjoy over an hour’s worth of learning and fun at the Garden and Fruit Forest. As you can see from the pictures below, today’s …
This Saturday promises to be a great morning of hard work and fun with an unusual food drive and lots of great outdoor garden expansion projects!
Time: 9:00 AM to 12Noon, Saturday March 13th 2010
Place: Parkway Tedder Community Garden, Deerfield Beach FL
Food Drive: Fresh Produce Donation for local food pantries
Bring a pound of your favorite produce and share nutritious food with those in need who seek help at the Parkway United Methodist food pantry (open every Saturday morning). If there is more fresh food than the pantry can handle our partners at Blessings Food Pantry in Pompano Beach (open 5 days a week) will be happy to distribute the rest on Monday morning. Blessings has already distributed fresh greens from the Parkway-Tedder Garden to those in need thankful for the ‘fresh’ surprise.
Outdoor garden workday projects for March 13th:
3) Plant new sunflowers in the Sunflower patch
4) Plant sweet potatoes around Banana circles and around Sunflower patch
6) Weed and mulch garden paths
What to bring:
1 lb (or more) of your favorite fresh produce.
Proper work clothes— see our “workdays” tab on the website for specifics:
See you in the Garden!
Things keep moving forward at the Garden! Pastor Jim and his crew were busily sawing two by fours into custom artisan potting tables (check out the pictures). These outdoor tables will be set up for working with seeds and potting seedlings. Stop by some time …
High School volunteers do great in the garden, over winter break three volunteers helped put fertilizer around citrus, water, and prepare a new food pantry patch, thank you volunteers! Volunteers are always welcome at the Parkway Tedder Community Garden, contact us if you would like …
Discover new ways to Celebrate Creation and Build Creative Communities
A One-Day Workshop at Parkway United Methodist Church
Pompano beach, FL on Saturday, January 30th 2010 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (including lunch)
Leard how a small struggling church thought beyond their pews, developed their vision of expanded community and grew a transformative ministry designed to bear fruit for generations.
Our community is growing closer together and new relationships are being nurtured across economic, cultural and racial divides. Soon we will help supply food pantries with fresh local food to feed people in need, and the garden will be able to do so for years to come. Those coming here grow their own food, develop new skills, listen to stories, watch butterflies, see trees grow taller, flowers blossom, fruit ripen…and rediscover God’s creation.
This workshop gives new insight to those looking to Celebrate and Care for Creation in new ways.
You should attend if you are:
A Pastor or Church Leader, a “Creative Visionary”, a gardener, an outreach ministry leader thinking about new ways to celebrate creation and reach out to neighbors, a church member who wants to promote dignity and nutrition in hard times, a ministry leader concerned about food security, a trustee worried about the cost of “mantaining the ground” and facilities rental, a youth minister looking for creative sustainable ways to involve youth…
Hear the story of the PTCG and how it’s changing a community
Become aware of key factors/principles that make a church-community-nonprofit garden successful
Apply these factors/principles to construct a basic plan for Creation Care in their own context
Be knowledgeable about resources available from PTCG and other organizations
Return home able to “think beyond their pews” and take action
Visit the “Leadership Workshop” tab for more information and schedule! RSVP is required via email!
We would like to thank everyone who came to our celebration this past Saturday! Though the weather was incredibly hot and humid for October, many of you showed up to drink lemonade under the fruit trees, plant a food pantry garden, put your handprints and …
Join us on Saturday, August 22nd, to plant more trees in our urban food forest at Parkway-Tedder Community Garden!
What: Help us wrap up the Broward Beautiful grant phase of our project
When: Saturday, August 22nd, from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 100 NE 44 St, Pompano Beach at Parkway United Methodist
Who: You and anyone who thinks trees are a beautiful thing!
We are happy to provide community service hours, snacks and water.
Saturday, July 18th, was a big success. All the little citrus, mango, banana, tamarind, fig, allspice, sapote etc…. etc… got planted and were standing tall and comfortably surrounded by mulch by 12:30 pm on Saturday! Sure it was hot, dripping tropical hot, but the coolness …
Join us on Saturday, July 18th, to plant fruit trees and an urban food forest at Parkway-Tedder Community Garden! When: Saturday, July 18th from 8:00am to 1:00pm Location: 100 NE 44 St, Pompano Beach at Parkway United Methodist What: Plant 50 citrus trees and 90 …
Mark your calendars, July 18, 2009, we will be posting more details here soon but that’s the next big day of major tree planting. 8:00 Am to 1:00 PM, get your pickaxes and shovels ready.
Also Two other great Workdays before the big event:
This Saturday, July 11th
Mapping and Marking + Mulching
Next Friday July, 17th
Unloading and placing the trees. More details soon….. STAY TUNED
On Wednesday, July 8th, a local youth group will be digging Banana circles! Yes, you heard that right, Banana circles. These are a creative permaculture way of planting tropical banana trees mixed in with sweet potato vines. The end result are plants that like each …