Peace Garden

Peace Garden was expanded from 6 to 16 raised beds in 2019 when FUN organized volunteers to build 10 additional beds. Partnering with Peace Lutheran Church who provides the land and water, and Food For Others who provides monetary support, FUN oversees  8 families of gardeners, each growing food in 2 raised bed plots. 
FUN provides seeds, seedlings, and expertise to teach and guide others how to grow food. We welcome people from a diverse background with little or no gardening experience. Any unused plots are tended by FUN with all produce donated to 2 local food pantries.

The 2 sisters: corn and pole green beans.
(Unfortunately, it was a hectic day when the corn was harvested and we didn't get any pictures.)

September 4, 2020, almost time to harvest the beans.

August 27 2020

August 11, 2020

July 5, 2020

June 24, 2020

Garden views (June 2020).

Seedlings ready for transplant: zucchini, crookneck squash, roma and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, and jalapeno peppers (May 2020).

Below, a late fall planting and a mild winter provided FUN with a bountiful spring harvest.
Left to right, turnips, red and green leaf lettuce, carrots and cilantro, kale (March 2020).

From the first planting of seeds and seedlings on June 3rd to the harvest of September 20th, FUN has produced over 225 pounds of vegetables including 6 varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, tromboncino squash, green peppers, jalapenos, green beans, and radishes.

This past month, we planted seeds for a fall harvest, we are looking forward to sharing that with you in the upcoming months. 

September 20th

August 16th

We have harvested pounds of zucchini, cucumbers and a few tomatoes!

July 12th

In the beginning of June we planted zucchini and tromboncino squash, tomatoes and more tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, green peppers, and greens bean seeds. We know it's a late start but our collective green thumbs are excited about the future and the potential harvest.

Using bamboo, we constructed trellises for the tromboncino squash (shown below) and tomatoes (not shown below). 

June 14th

FUN with Tromboncino

2 feet long! One of the most interesting vegetables FUN grows is tromboncino squash (aka zucchino rampicante), an Italian heirloom of vining...