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Spring clean up

April 16, 2015

Check out these before and after pictures. The garden had accumulated quite a bit of debris and trash over the winter. We had scheduled a cleanup day a month or so ago but it snowed.

Apparently the lot has not been sold so we are preparing for another garden season. Join us!

Our next workday is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, starting at 1 PM.

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Winter cleanup – December 28

January 3, 2015

Before it starts to snow we decided we should clean up the garden. We hauled away 3 or 4 large bags of garbage, trimmed back some of the perennials and scattered milkweed seeds. There were cookies and coffee for the few hardy souls that showed up. Thanks to two young men (I didn’t catch their names) who helped us for a bit.

It looks nice now although we’ll have to do it again soon. It seems that since we aren’t out in the garden on a regular basis, people seem less conscious about disposing of their trash in the proper place. At least that’s my impression. Included are a couple of “after” photos.

There has been no noticeable building progress at the site. We may even get one more season out of the garden. Stay tuned. – Libby

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We celebrate our first harvest of potatoes

September 11, 2014

The big excitement at our last garden workday on Sunday September 7 was our first harvest of potatoes. The pictures speak for themselves!

Kathleen wrangling carrots

Kathleen wrangling carrots

Three scarecrows. (Oops - 2 scarecrows; 1 human)

Three scarecrows. (Oops – 2 scarecrows; 1 human)

Bountiful harvest.

Bountiful harvest.

Our first BBQ of the summer

July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, we had our first picnic of the season. Obviously the hotdogs and turkey burgers didn’t come from the garden but many of the side dishes did. Enjoy the pictures.

neighbors and friends

neighbors and friends

the "spread"

the “spread”

bless Ernie and his grill

bless Ernie and his grill

relaxing under the tree

relaxing under the tree

our watering buddies

our watering buddies

Loading up plates

Loading up plates

Yummy beets!

June 30, 2014

Although not yummy to everyone, they certainly are to us. We harvested quite a few this week (Sunday, June 29). We dug up the spinach which had gone to seed and planted a bunch of tomatoes, a few zucchini and a cucumber. Hopefully by planting this late we’ve missed the deadly squash vine borer. There is still a ton of kale, chard and arugula. Don’t be shy.

Join us every Sunday (weather permitting) at 3 PM.

Kiara and Kiana trim back the spinach

Kiara and Kiana trim back the spinach

Gabriel gets the weed by the root

Gabriel gets the weed by the root

Bless Ernie and his mower

Bless Ernie and his mower

Adalina and Gabriel weeding

Adalina and Gabriel weeding

Beth holds our beet harvest

Beth holds our beet harvest

Garden Day Sunday June 15

June 15, 2014

Happy Father’s Day! We watered, weeded and picked up trash. Please, fellow gardeners, help yourself to the spinach before it all goes to seed. The Little Free Library is back. It needs a fresh coat of paint but we decided to put it out there for now; the paint can come later.

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Garden workday June 8, 2014

June 8, 2014

Thanks to rain and warm weather, the garden is bursting with spinach, arugula, swiss chard, cilantro, lettuce! Besides the usual maintenance (picking up garbage, weeding) we planted a few more carrots and beets. We also planted tomato and pepper seedlings that Michael got for free. Some of them look a bit sad, but hopefully with a little TLC they’ll pull through. Ernie worked on the potato bed. Next Sunday we plan to plant potatoes. We had such good luck last year.

Join us every Sunday at 3 PM. Newcomers always welcome.

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