Q2-2014: Community Garden
We have donated over 1107 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Larimer County so far this summer and the garden is growing tremendously! But volunteers are down this year and we could really use a hand in harvesting all of these veggies! Click the link below to hear what the veggies are saying in the garden!
Follow the activities in the Community Garden 2014 photo gallery.
Q4-2013: The Gift of a Green Christmas Tree
Every year NOCOShares brightens Christmas time with the gift of a Christmas tree and all the trimmings to individuals or families who may not have the resources to acquire their own. The Christmas tree is an endearing tradition that brightens the hearts of adults and children alike. Volunteers turn out to cut, sort, and distribute trees a week or 2 before December 25th. Each delivery includes a basic set of tree decorations to make sure the tree can shine in its best possible way. Decorations are purchased with donated funds or accepted as donations themselves.
If you'd like to volunteer or help with donations, please contact us.
You can also see pictures from "GOGC 2012" in our photo archives.
This past summer, NOCOShares was excited to have been involved in the building of the new Community Garden at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Loveland-Ft.Collins. We look forward to this project being an annual tradition from planting in the spring to harvesting in the fall.
We teamed up through United Way’s "Business Cares" program with employees and volunteers from Hewlett-Packard and Platte River Power Authority, as well as members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Our goal was to establish a sustainable garden which can supply fresh produce to the Food Bank of Larimer County.
A quarter acre site for the garden was donated by Redeemer Lutheran Church on County Road 32, between Timberline Road and Lemay Avenue. Planning began early in 2013, working with Alpine Gardens landscape designers and master gardeners and the Food Bank to maximize the potential yield on the garden. In early April we broke ground and began tilling and trenching for the irrigation system, then prepping the soil and laying out the planting beds, and finally planting the seeds and vegetative plants. We were blessed with dozens of volunteers coming out to help ready and plant the garden. The garden was dedicated on April 21st, 2013.
We are very proud to have been such a big part of this garden and look forward to a healthy harvest. We hope to see the garden continue to flourish and grow and meet the needs of the Food Bank of Larimer County and our community.
Watch our garden grow in our Community Garden Photo Gallery.