We have a beautiful amount of ivy at the church garden. Unfortunately, one of the four large ivy beds has been infested by a very aggressive honeysuckle plant which is native here. The weather has cooled down to a wonderfully tolerable level. It has rained off and on all week. The grass needs cutting, but it was too wet. The mosquitoes are flourishing in the back yard and our five volunteers were not deterred. We managed to clear about 20 feet of the fence line, to trim back an ivy bed and to begin the arduous process of removing the ivy bed that is infested with honeysuckle. The church voted to allow a mini herb and vegetable garden to provide fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit for the church. There is inevitably a hospitable display of food for fellowship time. We thought it would be conscientious of us to grow some of our own produce. Sept 17, we have a work day planned where we are hoping to build some raised beds and further ready the yard for the winter season. We will add some winter vegetables to the raised beds and begin our herbs indoors to plant outside next spring.