Current needs for 2016:

  • A New Shed - We're growing, and so is our stuff! We need another shed to store greenhouse supplies; mower, fuel, & power tools & irrigation materials. We are looking for a skid structure that's about 10'x12' in size or thereabouts.
  • Produce Rinsing Station - We REALLY could use a good sturdy station with a couple of sinks and prepping surfaces so kids can wash their hands & rinse the produce they harvest from their garden. Here's a link that shows what we have in mind: 
  • Solar panels to power an outlet or 2.  We would LOVE to have a source of electricity in the garden for days when we are cooking with kids, and for work days when we need power tools & chargers.
  • Harvest baskets and crates - here's a link to show the basic style we're interested in: http://www.groworganic.com/metal-harvest-basket.html
  • Scissors - adult-sized scissors would be wonderful; need 15 pairs
  • Tool Bag w/handles - for hammers, wrenches, & other small hand tools used to repair beds & hoop houses. Our current bag has been sans handles for quite some time now.
  • Ceramic or plastic plates and bowls; plastic cups; silverware - we do a lot of cooking and eating with classes and clubs, and of course use real dishes at our annual 'Dine in the Dirt' celebration (Saturday, May 20th).  We could use several of each (25-75 each for plates, bowls, cups, & silverware).
  • Post-hole pounder
  • Rubbermaid tubs with lids (small to medium sizes)
  • Dimensional lumber (treated and untreated) - for new & repaired gates and raised beds; we need and use both 2x4 & 2x6 sizes, 6-foot lengths or longer please
  • Tree stumps - the stumps in our circle at the garden are getting old & rotten; 10 more new stumps for students to sit on would be wonderful!  We frequently have multiple classes of students in the garden now, and having this 2nd area to gather is very helpful.
  • Dry-Erase boards - We are in need of 2 large dry-erase boards, preferably with easels.  We frequently use these during garden classes, and ours are pretty old & baked by the sun.