Tag: volunteers

3rd Grade Visit- Worm Towers! More Adult Volunteers Needed

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 

Rainy Friday, yes, but Saturday is supposed to be sunny

If Saturday is sunny please plan on joining us by working on some great garden projects. Certainly the plants are well watered!

Volunteer Workday at Parkway Tedder Community Garden: Mar 13th 2010

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

1) Plant Green Beans in Food Pantry Plots
2) Divide out and replant baby banana trees to expand the Banana circles

3) Plant new sunflowers in the Sunflower patch
4) Plant sweet potatoes around Banana circles and around Sunflower patch

5) Stake trees that winter winds blew down

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!

Potting tables, Banana trees, Planning Meetings

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 Community Service Volunteers

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 

Leadership Workshop

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…

Participants will:

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!

Celebration a Big Success and a New Step in Growing

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 

Trees, Paths and People

“We are doing this project in big part for people we have not met, or may never personally meet, in fact some of these people may not even be born yet– these trees are an investment in a bigger future. It’s exciting to be a 

Work Day this Saturday the 22nd

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.

We Planted a Beautiful Food Forest

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 

Plant Fruit Trees on July 18th!

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 

Big Workday July 18th

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

Youth Group Goes Bananas

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