Monthly Archives: March 2012

Garden Orientations

Garden Orientation on Saturday, March 24th

The Vineyard orientation starts at 10 AM, and Fifth St starts at 2 PM. Both orientations will take place in the gardens.

Orientation is required for all gardeners, new and returning, before you can start working in your plots!

We will have a box of donated seeds available, and please feel free to bring your own seeds to share and exchange!

5th Street Garden Update

Hank and I finished marking the edges of the garden plots at the Fifth Street Community Garden. You’ll notice rebar pounded into the ground and marked with yellow tape. The top of each piece of rebar is the height of the grade we want, so there will be more work to raise the levels in some areas and lower them in others.

These corner markings will also be used to frame the beds later this year, but for now you can use them to find the edges of the beds and trim the grass back to the pathways.

2012 Applications are Ready!

Here are the applications for 2012. Please remember you need to complete and send in both the application and the hold harmless agreement¬†for the garden you’ll be at. Don’t forget to include the check!

We have some great educational opportunities scheduled this year, including:

  • Improving your garden soil
  • Seed starting
  • Growing tomatoes
  • Crop rotation
  • Small space, high yield gardens
  • Plant metabolites

The COGS community garden in Sequim has also invited us to come along on their garden tours, and a talk by Linda Gilkeson on winter gardening.

First Step will also be hosting a few free cooking and preservation demonstrations.

We’ll be sure to announce dates and times for all of these and more throughout the year.