Being chosen to participate in the Roger Doiron Seed Money Fund Raiser. Not only were we able to reach our goal of $800, but we also exceeded our goals by reaching $1000. The Naykel kids were able to purchase the seeds and plants for the quarter of an acre garden and building materials for a new raised bed garden for the small Naykel kids. We will also be able to also start a new project this fall planting fruit trees for the Naykel Orchard.
What challenges did or does your project face?
The challenge was the weather. The Naykel kids were going to plant a early spring garden but due to snow in early March and the cold freezing temperature in early April, the early spring garden had to be postponed. Due to the rain, we were also delayed building the Naykel raised bed garden.
How are you working to overcome them?
The Naykel kids planted a quarter of an acre late spring garden, and will also plant a fall garden as well. The Naykel small kids were able to build a raised bed garden in early part of the summer and fall garden.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
First of all, the Naykel kids learned how so many people from the community, out of state, as well as in their own families, supported the Naykel Ministry Community Garden. We were so blessed to receive all the contributions for our Community Garden Project. The fund raiser allows to continue our quarter of an acre garden, that has been in existence for over 23 years. We had an emergency were the raised bed garden had to be moved, and the fund raiser came just in time for us to have the funds to build a new raised bed garden and relocate it. The fund raiser also provided the means for us to start a new fruit orchard. In conclusion, we learned the fund raiser allows us to continue our existing projects, it is there in case of an emergency and to also start new projects.