We are getting ready here at Nora Community Garden for another awesome growing season! Tilling was provided by #GingerAcrestillingandtractorservices and volunteers marked off 52 plots that will provide space for 31 families to grow cultural produce for themselves, families and community. Wishing all the community gardeners out there Happy Gardening!
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The Beginnings of the Urban Farm
We super excited to announce we are starting an urban farm called Helpings of Hope Farms located at First Baptist Church 8600 N. College Ave. Indianapolis. We have already tilled and getting ready for planting. We will be raising Congolese vegetables as well as American vegetables. More details coming soon!
Eagle Scout Project
Nora Community Garden had the pleasure this weekend of hosting Eagle Scout Candidate Seamus, Boy Scout Volunteers and leaders to build a new compost bin to complete Seamus’ Eagle Scout project. Seamus spent many hours of planning and preparation to get this project off the ground. Thanks to Seamus we have a new compost bin!Continue reading “Eagle Scout Project”
Congolese Urban Farming
By: Michael Mugoovi Helpings of Hope has been and is a great support to the Congolese community ensuring the community needs are expressed and supported. Helpings of Hope is in the process of starting a Congolese urban farm here in the city of Indianapolis. Up until this time Helpings of Hope has been advocating forContinue reading “Congolese Urban Farming”
Volunteer Sign-up Day
This weekend 21 families signed up to garden at Nora Community Garden. We were busy getting the garden ready for our 2023 garden season by spreading wood chips in the garden walkways and adding compost to our garden plots. Wishing everyone a great growing season. Happy Gardening!
Donation Garden Renovation Day!
Our Master Gardeners were busy this past weekend getting the Donation Garden ready for the 2023 gardening season. They filled garden beds with organic compost and spread wood chips in walkways to prepare the garden for planting. Materials were provided by #Green Cycle Of Indiana. Thank you Nora Community Garden Master Gardeners and our partnersContinue reading “Donation Garden Renovation Day!”
Master Gardener Orientation
This year we are excited to have six Master Gardener volunteers that will be over seeing our donation garden. On Saturday, April 8th we held a Master Gardener orientation. The Master Gardeners will grow various vegetables and donate these healthy veggies to the Northside Mission Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church. Welcome Master Gardeners!!
Master Gardener Orientation 2023
We are having a Master Gardener Volunteer orientation on April 8th and April 15th at 10am at Nora Community Garden. These volunteers have gone through the Master Gardener course through Purdue Extension-Marion County and are working on their hours to maintain their certification. Master Gardener volunteers will grow fresh healthy produce and maintain the donationContinue reading “Master Gardener Orientation 2023”
Nora Community Gardens Activities
Nora Community Garden volunteers were busy this weekend harvesting, washing, and packaging fresh veggies of kale, lettuce, basil and Icicle radishes to be delivered to North Side Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church. Many thanks to our great volunteers. We can’t do what we do without YOU!
Zucchini as big as your head!
That’s what was picked from the Nora Community Garden donation garden last night. Volunteers Kim and Patty harvested, washed, and packaged produce to be donated to Northside Food Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church. Okay, maybe we let the zucchini overgrow a little, but it will make yummy zucchini bread! Honorable mention was the awesome lookingContinue reading “Zucchini as big as your head!”