Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fifth Street Grand Opening Party

Please join us on May 21st for the grand opening of the Fifth Street Community Garden!

What: Fifth Street Community Garden Grand Opening Party
When: Saturday, May 21st
Where: Fifth Street Community Garden, across the street from City Hall
Who: Open to the public, everyone is welcome even if you don’t plan to get a garden plot!

11:00 am – New gardener orientation w/presentation on weeds – Diane Martin, PAVG
11:45 am – Herbs class- Sally
12:15 pm –  Lasagna gardening class – Marilyn, PAVG
1:00 pm – Cold weather gardening class – Pam
3:00 pm – Formal Grand Opening ceremony, followed by live music and food


Fifth Street Parking

Last week Blake Sand & Gravel donated and delivered gravel for the parking area at the Fifth Street Community Garden.

The Chain Gang came out to help and completed the parking area. Thank you!

Details and the finalized schedule for our Fifth Street Grand Opening are coming soon.


May 7th and 8th Work Party Results

We had a busy weekend and made a lot of progress at the Fifth Street Communtiy Garden.

On Saturday, Mike Romero of Romero Contracting (360-452-5411) brought some heavy equipment and helped us strip the sod and level the parking area in preparation for the gravel.

Hank, Ed and Kim shifted the greenhouse out of the way of the heavy equipment.

Several volunteers turned up to help dig and flip sod along the front fence in preparation for the delivery of compost on Sunday.

On Sunday the sod digging and flipping continued. Lazy J Tree Farm delivered donated compost at 11.

Once the sod was flipped, volunteers got busy shoveling, dumping and raking the compost.

Meanwhile Ed and Hank worked on the front gate.

Here’s the inside and outside of the front fence with compost spread out. Flowers will be planted in front of the fence.

Fifth Street Work Party Saturday

We’re having another work party at the Fifth Street Communtiy Garden on Saturday, May 7,  from 10 AM to 2 PM. Let’s get the garden well-prepped for its first season! There’s something for everyone to do, and tools are provided, so please drop by.

Also, remember to mark your calendar for the Fifth Street Garden Grand Opening on Saturday, May 21, from late morning until early evening.  Gardening classes will be offered at 11 AM. Stick around through the afternoon for food, music, door prizes, and a chance to choose your own garden plot!  Formal opening ceremony at 3:00 PM.