The Sulek-Syme family from the Presbyterian Church helped plant the first plants of the Compassion Garden Saturday, May 12, 2007. 

Tia Sulek joyfully digging holes for the plants!

Pumpkins planted on the east side of the Presbyterian Parking Lot.

Planting May 19, 2007

Memorial Day, May 28, 2007

The first Early Girl tomatoes visible May 26, 2007.

Compassion Garden July 8, 2007. Pumpkin patch between the Compassion Garden and the Presbyterian Church, July 8, 2007.

Peppers on July 8, 2007.

Two early girl tomatoes were picked on June 29 along with the first two cucumbers.  These items (yellow squash, some of the cucumbers, and the Armenian cucumber) were picked on 7 July, 2007.  This year's garden is about three weeks ahead of last year's garden.


This year Clarence Kritsch allowed me to plant pumpkins, butternut squash, spaghetti squash and acorn squash in his garden a few miles west of town.  This is the squash patch on July 6, 2007.  I found several pumpkins about the size of a softball that day.