2017 Community Garden Parties – ALL are invited

Come to Abundance Community to play in the garden!
Ven a Abundance Community y jugar en el jardín!

We will have cookies and lemonade.

Trendremos lemoade y galletas

 

Saturday, April 15th   11:00-2:00pm

15 de Abril   11:00-2:00pm

We will host a Spring Party and Egg Hunt on
Vamos a tener una fiesta de la primavera

 

Sunday, May 21st   2:00-4:00 pm

Domingo, 21 de Mayo

 

Sunday, June 18th   2:00-4:00 pm

Domingo, 19 de Junio

 

Sunday, July 16th 2:00-4:00 pm

Domingo, 19 de Julio

 

Sunday, August 20th   2:00-4:00 pm

Domingo, 19 de Agosto

 

Bring your whole family!

Traer a toda su familia.

 

BEFORE and AFTER

It is amazing to look back at old pictures of our property.  When Nina Pickerell moved in 2001, the backyard was being used as a junk yard.  I have included some before and after pictures to show you the progress we have made!

We will reap the rewards of all of our hard work this spring.  Stay tuned for a list of “Spring has Sprung” garden parties.

Garden - BEFORE (dragged) 1
Play Area BEFORE
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Play Area AFTER
Garden - BEFORE (dragged) 2
Garden BEFORE
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Garden AFTER

Partners!

Partners!!!

We want to applaud Tap the Sky!  We now have five rain barrels ready to harvest the El Nino rains!  Kat Sawyer, director of Tap the Sky, installed a beautiful roof on top of our 20-foot s12011158_10153305627201559_777023152923391027_ntorage container!  She then installed a gutter system that connects to the five rain barrels we inherited from the Free Farm over two years ago!

We plan to harvest the rains to water our 13 raised beds and 6 fruit trees.

We are also looking forward to working closer with City of Dreams.  We will support our neighbors by growing food in our garden.  Students at City of Dreams will prepare starts that we will help to continue to mature in our garden.  The students will then come back around to harvest and sell the produce at local restaurants.  A match made in heaven!

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Planning for Fall – Workday September 26th

As we collect our ripe tomatoes and watch the pumpkins turn from green to orange, we can feel fall approaching.  This December will mark our third year anniversary.  We have worked our soil diligently and we think the garden needs a rest!

We are also feeling the affects of the drought.  We have reduced our water consumption from 140 minutes per week to 45 minutes per week.

We have decided to let our garden rest for the fall.  On September 26th, we will fill our raised beds with dirt and compost and plant fava beans.  The fava beans require little water and will place a great deal of nitrogen back into our soil.

ALSO… Tap the Sky will be coming to install our five rain cisterns on September 26th!  We are eager to collect the water from the much anticipated “El Niño” rains.

I hope to see you on September 26th from 10:00-2:00.