Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A new growing season: mulberry trees, plots and paths all laid out, and tire stacks for growing potatoes.
Work Party Update:
We had a great work party on Saturday, April 14th. The fence got installed, paths are mulched and plots laid out and numbered. The sweet potato tire stacks are on the inside of the fence this year so that the fat woodchuck cannot use them as stairs to breach our perimeter. However, for people looking to come do a little extra work, we still need to have the stakes that hold the fence down pounded into the ground all the way around the fence (they will be in the shed; bring a rubber mallet if you have one), and there is always, always weeding in the front garden beds to do as people have time.
April 14 workday: laying out the perimeter fence stakes (above) and mulching paths between the plots (below)
Also, please think of the worms in our vermicomposter if you currently throw out kitchen scraps. Keep a little bucket or an old pot with a lid, and collect any sort of veggie or fruit scraps, bread, pasta, egg shells, and non-meat items. When you come to the garden, dump it into the vermicomposter. It has black doors and looks a little like a tornado shelter. The wormies will thank you, and the compost we get from it will help improve the soil.
If you need the combination for the shed, please email Marcia Widmer:
Friday, March 30, 2012
The garden at the end of the last growing season, with kiosk and vegetable giveaway shelf made by Art & Ecology students.
The Miller Orchard Community Garden will commence its third growing season on April 14th with a work party to install fencing, lay out plots and paths, and welcome new and returning gardeners. The party will begin at 10 a.m. Please bring food to share, as well as your own plate, cup, and utensils. You can sign up for a plot at the party, or by contacting Marcia Widmer at (319) firstname.lastname@example.org.