Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dobyns Bennett (DB) Football at Harvest of Hope Garden: A Different Kind of Playing Field

Yes the Dobyns Bennett (DB) football team joined Harvest of Hope (HOH) gardeners for a different kind of undertaking on Saturday.  No uniforms, helmets, or football for that matter...  just shovels, wheelbarrows and a bountiful harvest of "team spirit" !

The goal for Saturday's game was to move the compost from the compost pile at the 20yd line to the raised bed end zones.

starting line-up

Hut! Hut!

1st and 10 at the 20 yd compost pile

Marking the chalk line

The front line is digging in

Time out on the play

Spiking the shovel.

Looks like there's a yellow wheelbarrow on the play
HOH and DB teamwork

Touchdown and score in the end zone!
Credits:  Photos courtesy of Earl Hawkins, MG, HOH

Thank you DB Football Team!  You scored a completion on this goal and your volunteer work at Harvest of Hope Community Garden is game changing.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Demonstration Award PRESENTATION !

In a December blog article, we told you about Harvest of Hope (HOH) Community Garden in Kingsport being named recipient of a Tennessee Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award.  On Thursday, Feb 20th HOH received that award in Murfreesboro, TN.  Congratulations to the HOH team for first place in the Demonstration Garden category!

A few HOH Master Gardeners receive the award on behalf of the HOH Master Gardeners Team

HOH Director with award (shovel) and demonstration exhibit

Harvest of Hope Representatives with Commemorative Shovel

"[The] ...purpose [of the Tennessee Search For Excellence (SFE) program] is to recognize outstanding Master Gardener projects throughout the State of Tennessee... All projects receiving SFE Awards must demonstrate overall excellence, high levels of learning and community outreach."  read more in the mastergardener.tennnessee.edu website

It was a great day for
 Harvest of Hope Community Garden!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Green and Growing - Gardening Seminars

Here below is info on upcoming gardening seminars presented by Keep Kingsport Beautiful (note that these are not presented by or held at HOH). 

And don't forget Harvest of Hope's (HOH) Gardening classes also coming soon.   See the HOH 2014 Calendar of Events for dates.  The next class will be March 1st.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Harvest of Hope Garden Featured in Today's Paper (Kingsport Times News)

Be sure to get and read a hard-copy of today's Kingsport Times News!  There is a story about Harvest of Hope Community Garden, general info, coming events, etc.  

Look for the article "Harvest of Hope community garden will soon spring back to life" in "SUNDAY STORIES / SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2014 -- PAGE 3"