Garden Visit and Tour: Saturday Aug 18, 9:30AM
August 15, 2012 06:39 AM
Garden at the Church of the Transfiguration
Start your weekend off right with a tour of the Transfiguration Gift Garden, at 50 West Bloomfield Rd. in Pittsford. Its free, and starts at 9:30 and we’ll have coffee, tea and snacks.
The Transfiguration Gift Garden started in 2010 with the mission to provide food for local soup kitchens and food pantries, as well as providing plots for families to garden. We have about 1/8 acre for the gift garden, and about 1/8 acre for the private plots. Last year we harvested about 1200 pounds of produce from the gift garden. We distributed the produce to Blessed Sacrament and St. Martin's soup kitchens, the Pittsford Food Cupboard, House of Mercy, the Open Door Mission, as well as others. This year we are at about 200 or so pounds donated, with much more on the way. We've faced challenges of pests (large and small), dry spells, standing water, too many green beans ripening at the same time - all things gardeners are familiar with.
The garden is south of the back parking lot at the Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Road Pittsford, NY.
Check out a 360 degree panorama picture of the garden at http://360.io/K9dAME.
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