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Ending Homelessness in the Fox Valley

Spring planting

Posted on May 28, 2021 by
Despite the cool weather, this week at COTS, residents and staff planted our Hoop House for the summer! Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and corn all went in the ground. Our Hoop House provides fresh veggies to residents, as well as an on-site activity during the summer months.
The plastic provides weed control and insulates the soil throughout the summer to prevent cracking during the hottest days. The orange twine is a simple trellis, allowing vining plants like cucumbers to climb. Residents generate natural fertilizer by composting fruit and veggie scraps and coffee grounds inside the hoop house in the wooden bins, which were also build by residents.
Along with their programming, residents stay busy with projects like these and many others. Interested in leading a project? Reach out! We’d love to hear your ideas
New paving stones were installed this year by staff and residents to create walkways
Tomato seedling
We use a simple twine trellis for our cucumber seedlings to climb

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