Friday Blogging

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CL sure does have a lot of cool, old stuff! Thanks for bringing it to show us your collection.

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The hermit crabs look very peaceful in their new home. 🙂

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Omelet-in-a-Bag day went great! Cook on my peeps, cook on!

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Our omelet meal was the bomb – more please! Yum yum!!

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Happy happy birthday David! Thanks for letting us have some of your cake.

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Science experiment! We are checking to see if our bean seeds are still usable for this growing season.

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Pretty Amy with her pretty tea cup! Sherry’s in the background looking “sassy” =P. Nice pic you two!

Earth Day Blogging

On Earth Day (April 22) No Limits Eastern Shore recruited volunteers to assist in cleaning up the Food Bank of the Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shores Community Garden. We had a great turnout and got lots of great work done.

Our main goal for the day was getting the hoop house cleaned up.

Our main goal for the day was getting the hoop house cleaned up.

Mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished!

Happy people outside working.

Happy people outside working.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help. NIce work!

Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help. Nice work!

Brandon explaining the benefits of a greenhouse. Yeah Brandon!

Brandon explaining the benefits of a greenhouse. Yeah Brandon!

Rosemary stopped by the lend us a hand.

Rosemary, our Board Chair, stopped by to lend us a hand.

Friday Blogging

Group YMCA

We walked another walking trail- our project for walking and evaluating the trails is coming along nicely.  Be on the look out for further updates next week!  Amy says this particular trail was nice and good for walking.  🙂

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Weed on Brandon, weed on!  Don’t let those weeds get the figs.

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Amy and Emma workin’ hard on all the paperwork!  Work on ladies!

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Looking good Jason! We are all really enjoying the spring weather! Woohoo!

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Letting the strawberries feel the breeze!  (They were covered for a few chilly nights)

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BEFORE

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AFTER – Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who came out today and helped to clean up the Foodbank! We will have a dedicated blog post next week with ALL of our pictures. Stay tuned to see more of the hard work that was done!

 

Friday Blogging

David and Maryann making a cheesecake for our April birthdays this week. We wanted more please, it was the bomb!!

David and Maryann making a cheesecake for our April birthdays this week. We wanted more please, it was the bomb!!

Zel on the new mower - turns out he's a Master of Mowing!!

Zel on the new mower – turns out he’s a Master of Mowing!!

Our Board Member Rosemary brought pretty flowers in to show us. Brandon is our plant expert!

Our Board Member Rosemary brought pretty flowers in to show us. Brandon is our plant expert!

This beautiful quilt was donated to us as a fundraising item. It is awesome!

This beautiful quilt was donated to us as a fundraising item. It is awesome!

Happy Birthday to Emma & Brandon this week (and many more!!)

Happy Birthday to Emma & Brandon this week (and many more!!)

Rachel & John donated a basketball hoop to us. We like shooting hoops!

Rachel & John donated a basketball hoop to us. We like shooting hoops!

DJ learning to use our new mower. Mow DJ mow! Don't miss a spot!

DJ learning to use our new mower. Mow DJ mow! Don’t miss a spot!

Brandon on the mower. Lookin' good Brandon!

Brandon on the mower. Lookin’ good Brandon!

We are making dog biscuits for the pups at Animal Control. Eat on doggies, eat on - woof woof!

We are making dog biscuits for the pups at Animal Control. Eat on doggies, eat on – woof woof!

Rachel's husband John came in and helped out. Thank you for our new ramp!!

Rachel’s husband John came in and helped out. Thank you for our new ramp!!

Help Clean Up the Foodbank’s Garden!

HELP!!  We need volunteers on Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd) to join No Limits Eastern Shore as we clean up the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Community Garden and get it ready for spring planting!  Come and get your hands dirty with No Limits in order to help your community – please bring your own hand tools and gardening gloves (if you are able).  Water and resting areas will be provided.  Come out and lend a hand in getting the Community Garden ready to feed the hungry this growing season.

If you are unable to come out on Earth Day – no worries, you can still help!  Please contact No Limits Eastern Shore (757) 789-3990 or the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia at (757) 787-2557 to learn about other volunteering opportunities.

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Brandon & DJ volunteering with others to care for tomatoes in the Foodbank’s Hoop House in June of 2014.

Save the Date – Earth Day Foodbank Garden Clean-Up!

When is it?

  • Earth Day 2016 – Friday, April 22nd!
  • 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

What is it?

  • A day to help clean up and prepare the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Community Garden for new planting!
    • The Foodbank of Southeastern VA’s Community Garden has 2 main purposes:
      1. To provide local, fresh, and healthy foods to our surrounding community, while at the same time serving as:
      2. A valuable educational tool providing workshops and teach-ins for all community members on the Eastern Shore of VA.
    • To learn more about the Foodbank of Southeastern VA’s Community Garden please click here: http://www.foodbankonline.org/EasternShore/ProgramsAndServices/Community%20Garden.aspx.
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David posing with zucchini harvest from the Foodbank Community Garden in June of 2014.

Where is it?

The Foodbank of Southeastern VA & the Eastern Shore’s Tasley location

24530 Coastal Boulevard

Tasley, VA 23441

  • For directions please contact:
    • No Limits Eastern Shore (757) 789-3990
    • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & the Eastern Shore (757) 787-2557

Who is it for?

  • The Foodbank of Southeastern VA provides food for the hungry in the cities of: Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach – as well as the counties of: Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Accomack.

 

  • Did you know that the Foodbank© of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore helps to serve approximately 182,000 hungry individuals each and every year by providing hunger relief in the form of canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food? Through a variety of programs designed to feed the hungry the Foodbank© of Southeastern Virginia has served over 245 million meals to those suffering from food insecurity to date.  Please save the date and come help do your part to end food insecurity in Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore!
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Brandon amazed about the amount of weeds that can grow in one Spring season (April 2014).  We cleared the Community Garden then and we can do it again this year!  Please come help!

Lawn Mower Blogging

Our new Lawn Mower arrived today.

Our new Lawn Mower arrived today.

Red Rider is ready to go.

Red Rider is ready to go.

Lets take a ride on our big red tractor

Lets take a ride on our big red tractor.

Brandon sits tight learning the ins and outs of of the new mower.

Brandon sits tight  learning the ins and outs of of the new mower.

Cut Brandon cut! He's ready to cut some grass.

Cut Brandon cut! He’s ready to cut some grass.

Cut on Zel with your bad self.

Cut on Zel with your bad self.

Rosemary was excited to see our new machine.

Rosemary was excited to see our new machine.

Rachel was very excited for the new lawn mower so we can cut our big new yard.

Rachel was very excited for the new lawn mower so we can cut our big new yard.

Friday Blogging

Duck on Matthew. Maryann brought in her new baby ducks to show the group.

Duck on Matthew. Maryann brought in her new baby ducks to show the group.

Amy and Emma have a new friend.

Amy and Emma have a new friend.

Sheery and Maryann with a duck.

Sherry and Maryann with a duck.

Is CL having duck for dinner?

Is CL having duck for dinner?

Jason was happy to see the duck.

Jason was happy to see the duck.

Diane admiring all of the ducks.

Diane admiring all of the ducks.

Having a quacky time.

Having a quacky time.

Brandon holding the duckling.

Brandon holding the duckling.

David met a puppy at Animal Control while delivering dog biscuits

David met a puppy at Animal Control while delivering dog biscuits.

We met a kitty that needs a home

We met a kitty that needs a home.

Adrian and Zel updating our First Aid station

Adrian and Zel updating our First Aid station.

Jessica LeCato, Kate Award Honorable Mention winner, picking up her award.

Jessica LeCato, Kate Award Honorable Mention winner, picking up her award.