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Spring Efforts from the garden members for the First Year:
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Sorry Tom - all plots are spoken for this year. But come by on the third saturdays from 9am-11am and meet the people that are working the plots this year.
How do you get a spot in the garden?
1. Americans spend $30 billion every year to maintain 23 million acres of lawn. That's an average of $1200 per acre, per year. The same sized area could still provide a beautiful space for recreation and feed a family of six if converted to edible landscaping as opposed to traditional landscaping.
2. The food you grow in your garden is infinitely fresher, tastier and nutritionally superior to store - bought foods that travel an average of 1,500 miles to your table.
3. The bounty you obtain will allow you to share the unique gift of homegrown, gourmet - quality fruits and vegetables with your friends and neighbors.
3. You will lessen your dependance on the intolerably wasteful factory - farm megacorporations that despoil our environment to produce carcinogenic "nourishment".
4. You can eliminate the need to maintain an unnatural and energy - intensive lawn and transfer that time and energy to build something that is both functional and beautiful - your edible landscape.
5. The simple act of gardening improves all aspects of health - physical, emotional, spiritual and social - to enable us to build strong bodies, strong families and strong communities.
6) You will have the ability to teach your children, friends and neighbors how they too can drastically improve their health and quality of life through gardening.
7) Instead of merely protesting the negative actions of others which all of us get wrapped up in at times, you can make a direct positive impact on the vitality of your home, and therefore community, and therefore our world in general.
8) Gardening is unbelievably educational - you will learn more about biology, chemistry, meteorology and countless other life sciences and their interaction with each other as you cultivate your nourishing garden.
9) Kids just can't get enough time in the garden!
10) You will be giving a gift back to nature - providing habitat for native birds and beneficial insects as well as stopping the harmful input of petrochemicals - and she will return the favor in abundance with delicious food as opposed to useless grass!
When are the meeting dates and time? If I remember correctly, there was talk about having them in June, Aug, and Oct.
Also next workday, when is it? any other workday dates set?
What is the rental fee and can I plant a pumpkin patch?
I want to grow potatoes in tires this year and would like to do it at the community garden if folks would be game to having tires parked somewhere at the site. I am 3 tires towards my goal and I could imagine that more folks may be curious enough to try the same thing! Apparently it is easy, inventive, and successful if it is set up correctly. It would also serve as a fun demonstration of recycle-gardening. What do yall think about this idea? They do need sun. I thought the best place would be somewhere on the non-poison-ivy grassy area, such as back by the parking against Roy's fence where it still gets sun OR could use an unoccupied plot. Upon potato harvest we would have to be conscientious about where the dirt & leaves go so as not to make a huge mess. And during the winter the tires would be stored somewhere on site out of the way. If this idea is for some reason objectionable, I will do it either at my house, or on my own plot, but it could be another neat community fixture @ the site. You can read about this practice online.
Saturday May 28th TSC garden workday 9am - Noon. Come by, help, rent a plot, or just to visit and admire the gardening efforts of the members.
water source, in process the plumber will meet with me this week.
Mulch to be delivered on Saturday morning (5/21) for the rest of the paths to be shoveled out and covered.
As to compost the very wet weather is a hinderence, we are getting a load of composted horse manure delivered but have to wait for some dry weather so it can be hauled out by truck. Which hopefully will be next week.
April 30th work day 2-5pm
1. mounding plots
2. mowing grass and trimming of shrubs
3. mulch spreading
I will bring the tools we purchased as well as some of my own. garden rakes and shovels needed. We can drag mulch on tarps to paths to be spread. will try to get my wheel barrow in my trunk.
The meeting was well attended and we are 'dancing' to the sun gods/goddesses for just a few days of no preciptiation..... so Dirty South Seeders can disc the garden and others. Next work day (weather permitted) will be Saturday April 30th 2p-5p or so, mounding up the garden plots.
Looks for updates on regular meeting times soon.
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