Archive for May, 2011

Hello Angels! I hope to see you all this week at one or both of our events in our Community Support Program! We have two to choose from, one from each of our Community Support Programs: Garden Club at Whitney Recreation Center, and Garden Building at New Vista Garden of Project AngelFaces!

On Wednesday, May 18th, from 4-5 pm at Whitney Recreation Center we have Garden Club, located at 5712 E. Missouri Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89122, in the area of Russell and the 95 in Henderson. Call the Rec Center at 702.455.7576 for directions.  Children are welcome to join us at all Garden Club events. This Garden Club we will be working with Apricots and having a delicious time! Join us for the fun!!! The Garden Club Community Support Program of Project AngelFaces is playful discovery of healthful nutrition for at-risk youth ages 6-12. 

July '10 Garden Club learns about peaches: delicious fun!!

Next, on Saturday, May 21st, from 9 am – 1 pm, we will have a garden building event at New Vista Garden of Project AngelFaces, located at 7875 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. This garden is located on the property of New Vista Ranch, on the corner of N. Rainbow and Grand Teton, in the far northwest area of the valley. We will be continuing to work on completing the transformation of this garden’s expansion, to include: weeding, grass removal, repair and installation of raised bed boxes, moving existing dirt into garden area and into boxes, and completing the irrigation lines. We will also be labeling the existing plants in the first 5 beds that are planted with plants/seeds, and, if we have a sizable enough crew, planting some trees that I have grown from seed for this garden (this is your extra incentive to join us, so we can get these trees into the ground!!). We will be joined by folks from the Master Gardeners, and from the Air Force, and YOU!! Many hands make light work for all, so please tell your friends, and come on out to join us for the fun work of building this garden and growing this program. This garden serves the folks who live in New Vista Community, a benefit for those who live with developmental disability such as Down’s syndrome, mental retardation, fetal alcohol syndrome, Prader-Willie, syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities. Please join us in service to this under-served population of our fellow citizens, to improve their quality of life through this garden program.  Please no children under 10 for safety reasons. Please bring protection from the elements: long pants, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, water bottle, handkerchief, gloves, and closed toed shoes. Water-bottle refills and snacks will be provided. Limited carpool is available, don’t hesitate to ask for a ride, as I love to save resources and carpool! Call me at 702.460.9261 if you have questions or need a ride. I hope to see many of you angels at these events! Thank you for your support of this great work! See you this week!! Light and Gratitude– Rhonda K. 

Host of Angels at New Vista Garden with members of Life Long Dreams in April '11

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Calling All Angels to a weekend of fun with Project AngelFaces!

 New Vista Garden of Project AngelFaces event, Friday 6 May, Saturday May 7th, 2011 9 am-1 pm @ 

New Vista Ranch 7875 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89131
Wish List: Please bring these items to help us complete our tasks on Friday, if you have them.
Flame Thrower weed killers with fuel tanks, 
a load of free mulch from the MG Orchard, 
Chicken wire, (any length of roll will help) 
staple guns with staples, 
gallon jugs of white vinegar (to make some weed killer for dousing everything once we’ve flamed it all up!), 
and a wheel barrow or two.
The following is a list of tasks that we are hoping to accomplish at this event:
~weed entire garden area; we’ll do as much as we can, depending on how many join us. (We need YOU to join us, and bring your friends!)
~make batches of organic weed killer with white vinegar, salt, and dish detergent
~lay mulch ground cover over areas that have been weeded and where organic weed killer is applied.
~move remaining soil from covered piles into garden boxes using wheelbarrows, 20 gallon buckets, and the cart. 
~move soil from yellow bed into other beds and move yellow bed into proper spacing place.
~level out soil in areas where it is uneven inside garden area.
~move all remaining beds into place.
~cover all irrigation that is connected with soil
~plant 3 trees and one aloe in the area called Meditation Space 1.
~plant 1 cottonwood seedling in area where salt cedar was removed.
~plant 2 palm trees on NE outer corner of garden space. 
~install remaining irrigation lines; cover them over with dirt. 
~weed and level the trenches in all areas of garden. 
We will, of course, accomplish as much of this ambitious list as we are able at one time, depending on how many people can join us and pitch in. Many hands make light work for all, so come join us!
Also, everyone needs to bring their own protection from the elements: long pants, closed toes on shoes, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, handkerchief, water bottle. I will have fresh water to refill your bottle, and snacks. Please, no children under 10 for safety reasons. 
I hope you can come join us for the fun building New Vista Garden of Project AngelFaces on Friday and Saturday morning and early afternoon! This program supports New Vista Community. http://www.newvistacommunity.org

Also join us for First Friday in the Arts District!

You are invited to come on down to First Friday in the Downtown Arts District. See our installation where we are raising funds and awareness for our work! Come to The Box Office on the corner of California and Commerce, see and purchase loads of local art, listen to live music, and support the efforts of Project AngelFaces! We’ll be there from open to close, 6 pm to 10 pm, so bring your wings, come flitter around with us, and raise some funds and awareness! Its a blast!! Join us!
For all gardening events: limited carpool is available, call me for a ride. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to donate materials or other support! Thank you Angels, for showing up and making this happen with me!

Krazy La Nita, a member of the Host of Angels, in her wings for First Friday with PAF

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