Garden Map – Take Responsibility For a Section

The only rule is to put a stake in with the name of the crop, its variety, date planted and expected harvest date written on it in permanent marker. Otherwise, you can’t complain if someone destroys your work.

However, it is polite to not take over half-completed projects that others are doing.

Its a good idea to plant for 30 people: otherwise you may not be able to harvest any of the crop you wanted the most, since no one will feel guilty about harvesting it before you. The by-laws say, “Harvest anything you can eat!” not, “You have first nibs on the plants you tended and cared for”.

If you write to wormturners with the area you want to take on, we can update the map.
Needed chores are mowing, completely preparing the Western side of the main bed,
mowing, drying and turning in the cover crop on the main bed.
All but two bamboo beds and one or two wood-framed beds are nearly ready for planting – just amend and fertilize as you see fit before planting. If you are up for a bigger chore, work on the main bed.

Happy gardening! (P.S. Click on the map to actually view it)

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Nidhi, Vincent and Kyle build gate for childrens’ garden

Planning

Planning

Measuring and Sawing

Measuring and Sawing

Drilling and Screwing

Drilling and Screwing

Digging, Erecting and Tamping

Digging, Erecting and Tamping (and Stamping)

Triumphing

Triumphing

Harvesting

Harvesting

The rabbits have been devouring our lettuce, so we are continuing to work on fencing the children’s garden. This weekend the children, their parents, and garden coordinator Don built a built the gate. Afterwards we harvested radishes we planted and broccoli from the main garden.

Children at work on the children’s garden

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Kyle, Vincent and Don

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Kyle, Vincent, Nidhi and Don

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Kyle, Vincent and Suma

Kyle, Vincent, and Nidhi have been hard at work with their parents Wayne and Suma and garden coordinator Don building a childrens’ garden. First they layered a lasagna garden in a keyhole design. Then they transplanted broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and lettuce and sowed bean, squash, lettuce, and radish seeds. Next came mulching. Currently they are building a fence to keep the rabbits out.