Archive for October, 2010


Garden Club transplants their seedlings of winter vegetables

Golden Key at Garden Club working on food pyramid
On 13 October, we held a Garden Club meeting at Whitney Recreation Center with special guests from Golden Key International Honor Society from UNLV. The children and the honors students had a great time working together! Golden Key Literacy Officer Candice Morris brought a wonderful activity for the children to build a food pyramid, and they really enjoyed it! We worked in teams, and everyone had a chance to both build a food pyramid, and transplant winter vegetables. The seeds the children planted at last month’s garden club were ready to get into their next level of pots, and we had a glorious time making a very productive mess! The children learned a lot while having a blast, and we ended our meeting with a rousing chant of our vegetable rap that we are creating. We start with ¬†broccoli! Come to the next Garden Club meeting, November 17th, at Whitney Recreation Center, from 4-5 pm, and learn to sing the Project AngelFaces Vegetable Rap with us! We’ll be working with Pomegranates, and they are delicious, nutritious, messy fun, too! Mark your Calendars, and Join us in our fun!!

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Dear Angels, this is a heartfelt Thank You to Angela Antonio and her Mother! These ladies came out this past Saturday, and joined myself, the tireless Anne Lynne (my most dedicated supporter of late, lucky us!), and Rick Barrett, (my personal saviour) in our work toward improving the Garden of Project AngelFaces at New Vista Ranch. This is also a very special THANK YOU!!! to Kevin Tuttle, who donated the use of his equipment and skills to help us move the compost bin system (and the compost!) for this garden. Kevin gets special thanks for coming out and helping us on his birthday!!! I was very moved, and am still very grateful to Kevin, and everyone, who came out and worked so hard with me on Saturday. We did work really, really hard, but we got so very much accomplished! Thank you so much!

There is, as always, more to do in the garden, though, so please, mark your calendars for the next event in the New Vista Garden! On Saturday, November 20th, from 9 am to 1 pm, we’ll be hard at work again, and we need you to join us! We have a lot of fun while we’re working this hard, and many hands make light work for all, so come and join us in our working fun!

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