Adopt-a-Row 101: Weed, compost, repeat!

Girl Scout Troop 40519 was at Mother Earth Farm this past weekend! They are a small but mighty group! This month, they’ve started using hula hoes to dig those stubborn weeds out.

 

 

 

JBLM squadron 627 CS/Cobras’ three rows of Bright Lights Swiss Chard are so pretty! They are clearly keeping this plant healthy. Stay tuned to see what the harvest yields! 

 

 

 

Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls aren’t letting the heat get them down. This group worked back-to-back weekends weeding their rows, it will be so worth it at the end of the season!

 

 

Eat, Drink, and Gamble for a Great Cause

Attendees of the 4th annual Casino Royale fundraising event will eat, drink, and gamble all for a great cause on Saturday, June 24, 7 pm – 11 pm, at the Tacoma Mountaineers Club.

Hosted each year by Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board, this lively event will raise funds in support of hunger relief, translating into thousands of meals for food-insecure residents of Pierce County.

Guests of the event will try their luck at Black Jack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Craps, as well as a live raffle, while enjoying appetizers, drinks and an all-around great time. Included in the $50 ticket price is $1,000 of carnival money with which to gamble throughout the evening.

Additionally, non-perishable food items will be collected at the event. Items that are most needed include: peanut butter, canned stews, canned meats, infant formula, baby food, diapers, canned fruits, and canned vegetables.

Community events like this play an important role in helping meet the needs of hungry Pierce County neighbors. Every dollar makes a difference. Emergency Food Network is able to distribute $12 worth of food for every $1 raised. Last year, they provided more than 14.8 million pounds of food to 68 food pantries throughout Pierce County accommodating 1.3 million visits from Pierce County residents in need.

This year’s Casino Royale event is made possible by the support of generous sponsors committed to helping Emergency Food Network provide food to the community. Sponsors of Casino Royale include: Interstate Distributor Co., Coordinated Care, Financial Insights, HomeStreet Bank, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, and Keller Williams Realty.

For more information about Casino Royale and to purchase tickets visit www.efoodnet.org.

Those weeds don’t stand a chance!

JBLM squadron 627 CS/Cobras was at Mother Earth Farm last week for another weeding party! They sure are keeping up with the weeds in their three rows of Bright Lights Swiss Chard and even made a sign with a cobra on it, how cool is that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Troop 40519 weeded their rows of kale in record time! This group knows how to use teamwork to get the job done, looking forward to seeing this superfood continue to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls have sure made that swiss chard happy! They were at Mother Earth Farm over the weekend weeding and adding compost to their rows.

Adopt-a-Row groups have plants in the ground!

JBLM squadron 627 CS/Cobras has planted three rows of swiss chard! They checked in last week to weed their rows and add compost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Scout Troop 40519 planted three rows of kale last month and were just out at Mother Earth Farm on Saturday to keep their rows free of weeds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls have planted three rows of swiss chard and will be back at Mother Earth Farm this week to weed, weed, weed!