Monday, May 9, 2011

Community Garden

My organization, Turning Point Applied Learning Center in Hillsboro Ohio made the first cut in a nationwide competition sponsored by Edy's Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree foundation.

To receive a fruit orchard we must earn enough votes in an online competition. We need your vote every day to become in winner! Winners will receive fruit trees and fruit bearing bushes to create a community orchard.

This orchard will complement our existing community garden that is part of our employment training program. Our garden and the future orchard provide fresh fruit and vegetables for several area foodbanks and homeless shelters.

To vote for Turning Point:

Please go to

Click on the “Vote Now” tab

Click on “List by State” and scroll down to Ohio and find Hillsboro….Turning Point

Then register to vote and vote EVERY DAY until May 31st!

We would love to get the most votes across the country to earn an orchard for our community.

You can help us by passing this request on to your email contacts and your Facebook Friends.

Thank you!


There isn't much of anything planted in Ohio, a few acres here and there and maybe some really try gardens. We are over 15 inches since the first of April!

Date Total 05/02/2011 05/03/2011 05/04/2011 05/05/2011 05/06/2011 05/07/2011 05/08/2011
B Farm 3.61 0.20 2.30 0.41 0.28 0.00 0.00 0.42
Hershey Farm 2.70 0.18 1.47 0.48 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.40
New Farm 2.58 0.17 1.53 0.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.47
Home Farm 2.67 0.26 1.48 0.46 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.45
Ledford Farm 2.57 0.29 1.41 0.43 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.40

From You can look your rainfall totals up there too!

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