Spring Cleaning + First Volunteer Day of 2015!!!

Even though it snowed on the first official day of spring, our first volunteer day was a big success!  About 20 volunteers came out to help wake up the garden.

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Volunteers were busy maintaining the compost pile, seeding trays of tomatoes and peppers, and tilling and maintaining partner plots.  The compost was broken up, aerated, and covered with a large brown tarp to help increase the decomposition rate. We also started direct planting perennials today. Horseradish and rhubarb were added to the hillside bed and asparagus was planted in plot #18.  These plants will require minimal annual maintenance once established and should provide produce for years to come. We also emptied and reorganized the shed as part of our spring cleaning!

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Circular Trellises mark where the Horseradish (center, green) and Rhubarb (outside, grey) were planted!

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Plot #18 was converted into an asparagus bed. Please DO NOT add soil or compost to this plot.

It was a busy day at the garden and many tasks were completed by the motivated volunteers! This volunteer day bodes well for the rest of the season. Our next volunteer day will be Saturday March 28 from 11am to 1pm. We will be adding compost to the communal rows and organizing materials around the shed. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date: Sunday May 3 from 12-2pm will be our Spring Kickoff Party. This event is free and open to the entire community. Come for great food and even better conversation.

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