|Spring is here! It's time for summer planting at the Gardens at North River Road and North County Community Services needs your help!|
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
On April 27 and April 28, 2013, North Coast Church completed about 200 community service projects in North County San Diego, including two projects with North County Community Services. If you live in North County, you may have noticed their "North Coast Church Weekend of Service" signs popping up in front of schools, community centers, and nonprofits in the area. On Saturday and Sunday, they worked on projects at both our Thunder Preschool, as well as the Gardens and Preschool at North River Road.
|Working on the mural at Thunder Preschool|
At our Thunder Preschool, they gave the site a complete face-lift! This included power-washing and painting the entire exterior of the building, as well as the inside entrance hall. They mulched the garden area, built new vegetable beds, and added dirt to existing garden beds. They repainted and improved the mural on site. They cleaned classrooms. They replaced our front sign. They were incredible! A complete photo album of the Thunder Preschool projects can be found here.
|Young helpers moving lumber for shade trellis|
|The cleaning team at North River Road|
At the Gardens and Preschool at North River Road, there was more gardening, and less painting. They did do some painting, including a wonderful welcome sign, and the alphabet, numbers, and tricycle tracks in the playground. Most volunteers helped in the garden, including building two shade trellises, 6 brand new garden beds, and tons (literally tons) of mulching. They also helped us dispose of all sorts of unusable garden waste. Thanks to North Coast Church (and all the volunteers who have helped in the past) the Gardens at North River Road now look the best they have ever! There was also plenty of weeding, replanting, and compost turning over the weekend. They even helped revamp the small preschool garden on site. A complete photo album of the North River Road projects can be found here.
|New Thunder Preschool Sign|
From the staff, board, volunteers, and families served by North County Community Services, thank you North Coast Church for your Weekend of Service!
Monday, April 22, 2013
|Ladybug in the garden|
|Callaway Golf volunteers at the end of their project.|
|Our finished succulent garden at Balderrama Preschool!|
|Cal Coast Academy volunteers unloading dirt.|
|Cal coast Academy Volunteers|
|TVIA volunteers planted 36 tomato plants|
|Vegetable markers by TVIA|
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|The harvest mural at the Balderrama Preschool is almost finished!|
|This NCCS preschool garden in Oceanside had a great season!|
|Preschoolers planting a spring Garden|
Although we have lots of volunteer groups scheduled, we do have more projects available for the right group! If you are interested in volunteering, you can always contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what is available with NCCS! We do volunteer projects all year round, but spring is such a great time to do projects because it is usually not too hot and not too cold.
Spring means we are harvesting lots of winter vegetables before they turn bitter in the heat (volunteers picked 21 lbs of lettuce yesterday from the Gardens at North River Road!). We are also getting summer vegetables started- peppers, beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, and melons love some heat, and can all be planted now through at least June. HAPPY GARDENING AND HAPPY VOLUNTEERING!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
|George! The fall harvest kid!|
|Volunteers working on the mural.|
|Volunteers geared up to start painting!|
|Jesus Martinez working on the finishing touches!|
NCCS would also like to thank Jesus Martinez for volunteering to create this mural from design to finishing touches.Jesus is a wonderful local artist, graphic designer, and muralist. If you are interested in supporting his work, he can be reached by email.
Do you have a group interested in improving one of our sites?
We can accommodate groups of 5-50 volunteers, and have a range of projects from simply cleaning, to interior painting, murals, and garden projects. For current group (or individual) volunteer opportunities, email Abby at email@example.com or call her at 760-471-5483.
|The full mural. The pillars built into the walls were incorporated into the mural as tree trunks, separating the seasons.|
Friday, July 13, 2012
|Planting tomato seedlings|
|Prepping the soil for planting|
|Everything is planted!|
Monday, June 25, 2012
|prAna volunteers after a hard days work!|
- Planting 6 dwarf fruit trees- all citrus!
- Weeding community garden plots, now ready for planting
- Massive clean-up of compost piles, trash piles, leveling ground, and general beautification
- Staining picnic tables for the garden
- Painting beautiful signs for vegetables, fruit trees, compost, and more
- Finished all the summer plantings for the "North End" of the Gardens at River Road- the half of the garden that produces for our preschool programs and North County's Food Bank.
- Installing 4 new community garden beds- now ready for rent!
It is amazing what we can accomplish as a community when we work together! Thank you prAna for making North County San Diego a better place to live! We hope you can join us again next year!