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…