America in Crisis

On Memorial Day May 25 th , 2020; during the CoVid-19 Pandemic, raging in our world an event happened that changed everything. George Floyd was murdered at the hands (knee) of an 18-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Force. The officer had over 15 prior citizens’...

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Pat Beitel Joins “Grow Our Own”!

When Times get tough…the tough get gardening! GYCC is reaching out to the Community to provide a sense of hope and a bit of control in these chaotic times. Together we can be prepared to thrive, no matter what comes next. With the “Grow Our Own” Program we are working...

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GYCC Gets Plants

WE HAVE PLANTS! So after spending about 12 days Conditioning our Straw Bales, we eagerly awaited the chance to put in our “Plant Babies”. The “Conditioning Phase” went pretty smoothly. Here’s the schedule we followed: We just used regular, non-organic lawn fertilizer...

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Grow Your Own – Our First Garden!

GYCC’S “GROW OUR OWN” PROJECT - Preparing to Thrive! So we wanted to start a Garden….in a hurry? 8 Weeks of Quarantine… Grocery Stores Empty… Schools Closed… Businesses Shuttered… How do we start re-opening and prepare for a future that is unsure?  We do what Humans...

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Grow Your Own – A Local Gardening Program

In these uncertain times, we are seeing a need for hope. People are needing a sense of control in their lives, no matter how small. We as a Community need to be prepared to thrive, whatever comes next. GYCC is excited to announce our “Grow Our Own” Program! “Grow our...

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Homeschooling During Covid-19 Pandemic

In December, 2019 anew infectious disease was identified. This virus is a new member of the Corona Viruses. This new microorganism was unknown until the outbreak began in Wuhan, China. We have learned a lot about this "invisible enemy" since December, but we still...

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The Emergency First Aid Kit

Now that we’ve got 3 days of food and water, let’s move on to the next step: Your First Aid Emergency Supplies. The Good News: You probably have every single one of these in a bin, a garage or a junk drawer. The Bad News: No one really knows where they actually are...

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The 72 Hour Emergency Food Supply- You can do this!

If you are like us, everything happened so fast that before I could even think of stocking up on food…shelves were empty, online shelves were empty, big box stores were empty.   It was an awful feeling and I wasted a good amount of time beating myself up for not...

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The New Normal: Let’s Prepare to Survive and Thrive!

So, now that things are starting to reopen, it’s time for all of us to step outside into the sunlight, take a look around and then take a moment, just a minute to give ourselves a collective pat on the back. We made it through Quarantine. Is it over….well no, could it...

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