The Foster Powell Community Garden has just hosted it’s 4th Annual Plant Sale and, thanks to our neighbors who donated starts and divisions and the area businesses who donated raffle prizes, we added about $315 to our little garden budget. We also had a fun little egg hunt and a painting project. Just perfect! A big thank you to the neighbors, to Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels who treated us, yet again, to a bounty of bagels, cream cheese and coffee. Thanks to Red Castle Games, another pillar of our community, for some excellent raffle prizes and to Dennis’s 7 Dees for the seed and fertilizer raffle prize. 7 Dees-we are going to miss having you in our neighborhood so much when you leave. Thank you for years of support to the community garden and our annual FoPo Garden Tour. I also want to say a special thank you to gardeners Tom and Becky for the gigantic pots of soup that fed our plant sale goers on that blustery day.
The garden looks better every day and it has never been so beautiful. New fruit trees, new members, simplified plumbing and well established plantings-I could not be more proud of the work that has been done there. It grew so much bigger than John and I ever intended! Here’s just a few of my favorite memories of how it has come along:
And here’s the best part…it gets to live on without us. Now that the baby is up and walking, we get to move on to some other projects.
I’d like to introduce Stacey Keller, the new director of the Foster Powell Community Garden. I don’t have a picture of her so lets go with this one:
It’s up to Stacey and the gardeners if they choose to keep this blog alive. As for me, this is my final post! I’m still around and you will see me in the garden sometimes. Many hugs and kisses to all of the neighbors who helped make this place happen. We could not have done any of this without your support, strong backs and community spirit. Continued thanks to ODOT, the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association and SE Uplift. Long Live FPCG!
with love, Vicki Wilson