Jeff Emsweller previously told The Daily News the project would require “a long-term commitment,” and it’s clear those involved are in it for the long haul.
Not all of the vegetables tended to by Reece this week belong to him, though several do.
On the advice of Marty Miller, Reece began using a ground stabilizer composed of black strap molasses, fish oil and a secret ingredient or two, the positive effects of which are obvious.
Plants doused from time-to-time with the stabilizer are full and appear much closer to being edible than some of their nearby counterparts that were not covered in the slightly smelly substance.
This is just one of several things Oris Reece told The Daily News he’s learned about gardening in recent months. But no matter how much new knowledge Reece and others involved in the project learn each day, the end result remains the same.
“Everything goes to someone,” Reece said Thursday, noting the primary beneficiaries will be Human Services, Inc. (HSI) and the Bread of Life.
The Agape Center president has also helped others by giving away some of the garden’s vegetables to a few local individuals in need.
And that’s always been the point.
The garden’s organizers are awaiting word on a possible forthcoming donation from Rotary International, but in the meantime everything appears to be coming up roses for those involved in the unique community endeavor.
“It (the garden) did fine,” Reece said of the ongoing project. “It’s another good example of people coming together to help others in need.”
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