June 2021


We are opening back up!!!!!

We are having a grand re-opening event Saturday June 12th from 1-3pm. We'll have masked tours to see the updated building and hear our very quiet new state-of-the-art ventilation system, and if you haven't been in for a while see our updated bathrooms and painted hall.  This is sort of our 100th anniversary celebration, but on a smaller scale than we had hoped.  There will be live music outside :)  Come see our Food Bank Garden!  And remember, please stay home if you have been exposed or are showing symptoms.

In preparation for this we are having a grounds cleanup work party Saturday June 5th 1-4.  The west and south swales need weed whacking and trimming.  Please bring your tools, gloves, sun protection.  Volunteers are most welcome - contact Barbara Tusting at barbaratusting97@gmail.com  .

Rentals available! All events will need to be COVID-mindful (masks, handwashing, small crowds based on current recommendations). There is an additional $30 COVID cleaning fee for rentals until such time as that can be relaxed.

We are looking for new members - help how you want/can! Maintenance, gardening, programs and events (have something you'd like to see?), someone who can deal with Google docs, Facebook, websites, future vision,...  all are needed and welcome :)  Membership forms are on our website (www.quimpergrange.com) and in the Grange.

From our Garden:

So grateful for the volunteers who help in the garden! We have builders, weeders, waterers, planters, and harvesters who make sure we get fresh-off-the-vine organically grown food to our local food banks. Of note for June:

  • New bean trellises are built (thanks to Mark), strung, and planted.
  • PT Peddler resumes her 2/wk pick delivery to the PT Food Bank, thanks to a grant from the PT Food Co-op!
  • Volunteers have weeded Grange front berms in preparation for our June 12 Open House!

Tomatoes are planted inside and outside our hoop houses. Special thanks to Stephan Cade and Jude at Shooting Star Farm for their tomato donations.

Also thanks to Judy Alexander from Dundee Hill Farm for donations of many starts this spring. 

Volunteer hours and community connections are what make these food bank gardens so special! To volunteer at the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden, contact Barbara Tusting, co-manager, at barbaratusting97@gmail.com.

Thank you for the donations that have been coming in - they really help! If you wish to help as well, please mail checks/money orders to Quimper Grange 1219 Corona St PT WA 98368. We have a locking mailbox, so it is secure.

Looking forward to new normalcy!
Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President