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 PEOPLES GARDEN

​As of: 7-14-17
Jacobus Lions Club, Inc. supports a local Peoples Garden
“Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities”

 The Jacobs Lions Club, Inc. started a local community Peoples Garden in 2013 to benefit local communities with local harvests while protecting the soil. The garden is a collaborative effort of members of Jacobus Lions Club, Inc. members and local Boy Scout Matt Nace, along with other businesses donating supplies and gardening expertise. Matt helped in establishing the garden while completing his Eagle Scout project. Ground breaking took place Saturday April 6th. The garden is located at 137 S Main Street, Jacobus, PA 17407 on a land plot donated by Lions Lance and Kim Beard.

 Why is this community Peoples Garden necessary? Gardens promote health and wellness. People who consume more fruits and vegetables improve their heath and help fight diet-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The harvests will be donated to the Jacobus Food Bank and others in need.

 The Peoples Garden project takes coordination and hands to help grow, harvest and maintain the garden plots. In recent years students and teachers from the Dallastown Middle School have participated numerous times in working the garden.

Contact Lion Terry Brindle should you have questions or would like to help.
717-741-0093 or res1t5xn@verizon.net

​ Caterpillar on dill plantSign built by Scout    Sign built by Scout Matt Nace Multiple Bee Hives

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THE 2017 SEASON IS IN FULL ACTIVITY

​ 7-14-17 7-14-17    

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MONTHLY ACYIVITY

JUNE 2017:
By the time you read this your garden volunteers will have harvested lettuce, broccoli, zuchinni, spinach, and radishes from the garden. 9 volunteers have spent 80 hours in the garden in  June, some of them aren’t even Lions Club members. They have been busy planting watermelon, cantaloupe and sweet potatoes plants. Planting string beans and corn and lots of cultivating and of  pulling weeds.  We had to water last week and then it rained an inch the morning of June 24th. If you would like to help in the evening or Saturday give me a call and we will work something out. (Terry Brindle - 741-0093)

Please remember these businesses who support our garden. Miller’s Plant Farm, Loganville True Value, Brown’s, and Beard’s Towing.

MAY 2017:
MAY HAD US ERECTING THE FENCE, SORRY DEER. PLANTED PEAS, STRING BEANS, AND LIMA BEANS. PLANTED 2 ½ DZ. TOMATOES AND 4 DZ. BELL PEPPERS. BEETS, SPINACH, CORN AND SUNFLOWERS. I NOTICED THE WILDFLOWERS THAT I PLANTED LAST FALL ARE COMING UP. WE DIDN’T HAVE TO WATER THE NEW PLANTS BECAUSE OF THE 2 PLUS INCHES OF RAIN ON FRIDAY. THE SQUASH AND CUKES HAVE BEEN PLANTED. TOMATOES HAVE A FEW BLOSSOMS. MAYBE WE WILL HAVE SOME TOMATOES SOON AFTER THE 4TH OF JULY.

WE HAD 23 STUNDENTS AND 2 TEACHERS OVER TO PICK ROCKS. ON THREE DAYS.

IN MAY WE HAD 95 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME.

APRIL 2017:
Early April we plowed and disked the garden. Also added lime and planted potatoes on April 17th. On April 28th we planted 6 dz. romaine lettuce plants along with 2 dz. head lettuce, 4 dz. cabbage and 4 dz. broccoli plants. On May 1st. I noticed the potatoes were starting to sprout up. I have seen 1 hen turkey below the garden. 43 hours

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Lion Terry Brindle continues to have students and teachers help in the garden,

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