7/16/18

     The July meeting was light on business and heavier on fun.      Carlos grilled burgers, hot dogs, brats, and portabellas.  A beautiful yellow watermelon, cucumber salad and chimichurri sauce came from the garden.  George’s home made ice cream, a peanut butter and fudge cake as well as coca cola cake were some…

7/1/18

The heat of the summer is upon us.  If not for the crew of the community garden (and their near constant watering), all plants would be lost.  Due to their hard work Joe says he has never seen it grow so well.  Pam’s working on getting the parts for the irrigation system.  Hopefully we’ll get…

6/2/18

One saturday i gave a visitor a quick tour of the garden and later realized that everybody doesn’t know a few things. We make our own excellent compost, in addition to compost now’s contribution to the garden.  Coffee grinds and leaves are picked up by hardworking members.  Table scraps (minus meat products or oils) are…

5/10/18

Garner Grows is not a farm in a field with rows of the same crop for a maximum profit.  We are a nonprofit urban community garden who want to grow a variety of fresh and unusual produce in season and we aspire to be welcoming from the road thanks to a lovely flower border.  We…

4/16/18

Spring has arrived and the garden shows it!  There is an abundance of luscious greens and blooming beauties all around.   This last Saturday, 4/14/18, was the most productive combo fundraiser to date.  Nearly all members were able to contribute either time or donations or both.  That trend predicts a good harvest for the year. A…

3/10/18

It was a beautiful and productive day for our garden community. All of the leaders welcomed new member Kelly with a tour.  Many of us worked on extending the compost bin that is made from salvaged cement blocks (thanks Pam!).  Bhavana sprayed fertilizer on seedlings which will happily gobble it up.  Tammy and Kelly inventoried…

3/3/18

Only the bravest, hardiest gardeners came today.  It was around 40* at 10:00 and windy.  Unfortunately the wind was too strong for a warming fire.  To keep warm Maggie, Pam, George, William and I mulched the blackberry area and put compost in rows where future beans, okra, tomatoes, peppers and cut flowers are expected. Pam, Carlos…

2/25/18

After three weekends of rain/cold weather on Saturday necessitating cancellations, everyone was ready for another Saturday workday.  Even Pam’s recently broken foot didn’t keep her away.   My arm has ached for a week from over exertion at work, but Pam and I feel that pain shouldn’t be listened to.  Joe, in his 80s, must…

1/27/18

  Our community garden is as much about community as gardening. Like minded people get along well.  Everybody brings something to it, and together it is better than one person’s contribution. Monday, the 22nd, some of the gardeners who have more flexible hours continued on a major winter project – another hugelkultur bed.  It is…

1/21/18

It was a beautiful day at Garner Grows Community Garden Saturday. The leading ladies almost cancelled the work day due to snow covering almost everything.  The temperature reached around 50*, which was comfortable. We had a beautiful, productive and fun day. Jessica returned to show everyone her new baby. She brought her other two boys…

4/22/2017

I would say that we are about to begin our spring growing season, but as warm as it has been all winter, we just kept growing! Right now we are harvesting lots of greens for salads. I had a yummy salad with winter kale and lettuce from the garden last week. We have planted many…