Join us to plant some seeds on 3/2 @ 6:30pm!

14 Feb

We had a great time at the Old Stone House Seed Swap last weekend and are ready to share the bounty of seeds with you!

PLANT SEEDS WITH US!

Join CV Earthlab Gardeners for a Seed-Starting Workshop!

Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:30p – 7:45p
230 Jay St. Community Room

All residents, including those with and those without children, are most welcome to participate.

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds and guidance. You bring organic potting soil, a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter). More info @ cvearthlab.com

rsvp requested

to cvearthlab@gmail.com

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Spring Happenings: Upcoming Activities, Events To Note

3 Feb

Bookmark this page and check back for updates on specific times. See also CVEarthlab google calendar*.

Saturday, March 3rd 6:30pm-7:45pm:  Indoor Planting Workshop **

Sunday, April 7th: CV EarthDay Fest (possible weed pull and toss event **)

Mid March:  Weekend workday to direct sow early veg, prep

Mid to late April:  Watering on schedule starts

Late April weekend:   Workday to transplant flowers, herbs (from GrowNYC plant sale)**

Wed May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: “May Wednesdays” Gardeners converge outside from 6-7pm to water, answer seedling, transplant questions. **

Early June: Tomato transplanting, staking

Early to Mid-June: Spring Celebration/ Strawberries + Salad Tasting

*Don’t miss any gardening opportunities! If you use a gmail calendar, subscribe to CVEarthlab google calendar by clicking cal icon on CVEarthlab.com (This is not the same as following the blog via email notifications, which is also recommended. Subscribing means CVEarthlab events appear on your google cal.)

** especially fun and kid-friendly

Join Us For An Indoor Seed-Starting Workshop on Sat 3.2 at 6:30pm

3 Feb

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Free Planting Workshop

Saturday March 2nd, 6:30-7:45pm 

 

 

On the evening of Saturday, March 2nd, CVEarthlab will host a seed-starting workshop in the community room at 230 Jay St.  Join us!

Flowers, Tomatoes, and More!

As in years before, the garden committee will provide seeds and help participants create sub-irrigated planters from upcycled plastic bottles.  All are welcome; please bring your own organic potting soil if you plan to transplant into the CVEarthlab garden (we use only non-GMO seeds and organic materials).  If you’d like to plant in self-watering planters, please try to bring empty seltzer bottles.

Most flowers and plants started at this workshop will be transplanted in May and June.  During May, we plan to hold weekly evening sessions in the garden to help new gardeners hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant. More details to come.blogger-image-471735662

Related: Vote For Your Favorite Flower!

Correction: Workshop is Sat March 2nd

25 Jan

March 2nd, 6:30pm: Save the Date For a Seed-Starting Workshop

 

Sorry for the misinformation!

 

March 2nd, 6:30pm: Save the Date For a Seed-Starting Workshop

25 Jan

On the evening of Saturday March 2nd, CVEarthlab will host a seed-starting workshop in the community room.  Join us!

As in years before, the garden committee will provide seeds and help participants create sub-irrigated planters from upcycled plastic bottles.  All are welcome; please bring your own organic potting soil if you plan to transplant into the CVEarthlab garden (we use only non-GMO seeds and organic materials).

Free Indoor Seed-Starting Workshop

When: Saturday March 2nd, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Where: Community room at 230 Jay Street

Most plants started at this workshop will be ready for transplant in May and June.  We plant to hold weekly evening sessions in the garden to help others hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant. More details to come.

Get Psyched for Spring!

You can vote on your favorite flowers here so we can try to have  popular seeds at the workshop.  What’ Your Favorite Flower? Poll

 

Vote For Your Favorite Flowers!

20 Jan

Time to think Spring! CVEarthlab core members will order seeds for the Indoor Planting Workshop on March 2nd , and we’d like input from committee members.

What Flowers Should We Grow?

You are welcome to check as many boxes as you’d like. The poll requires an email registration; you are welcome to send feedback to CVEarthlab@gmail.com if that is preferable. Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion!

Scenes From Sachet Workshop, December 2018

19 Jan

Check out pictures from the sachet-making workshop in early December. To upcycle dried lavender, lemon balm and other herbs harvested at the end of the 2018 season, the garden committee hosted an intimate and fun event.  About 11 attendees made a total of 35+ fragrant sachets.

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Next time we hold a pre-holiday sachet workshop, harvesting and drying herbs before October will allow us to do the crafting several weeks before Hanakkuh and Christmas, hopefully accommodating more participants.

Cardinal in Cadman

12 Jan

Today’s Sachet Workshop Starts at 4pm

8 Dec

Kindly let us know if you are coming.  There’s room for a few more people, but we were blind-sided by the record turnout for our last event and would much appreciate a note if you may attend!

Sachet-Making Workshop

Saturday 12.8, 4pm to 5:30pm in the 230 Jay St. Community Room

Make it a Crafter-noon! A $3. suggested donation is requested for each sachet.  The fee covers material for one small cotton bag; proceeds will go to 2019 garden materials. Due to limited supplies, RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are required. Please include the total number of participants and total number of sachets you’d like to make.materialssachet

What To Expect:

  1. Sachet bags, fabric markers, herbs and filler fluff will be provided.
  2. Participants will get bags at arrival or when donations are made.
  3. Decoration or embellishment should be done before bags are filled with herbs and filler fluff.
  4. All are welcome; please note children must be supervised. General guidance will be provided but supervisors should plan to help small kids with crafting.
  5. There should be some wine for adults; feel free to BYOB.

Find more details here.

CV’s talented Deb Van Wetering made and contributed these these beautiful bags!

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RSVPs Due: Sat 12.8 Sachet Workshop (4-5:30pm)

4 Dec

Space is limited. Please be sure to RSVP no later than Thursday if you want to participate in Saturday’s workshop.

Sachet-Making Workshop

When: Saturday December 8th, 4pm to 5:30pm

Where: CV Community Room at 230 Jay Street

A $3. suggested donation is requested for each sachet.  The fee covers material for one small cotton bag; proceeds will go to 2019 garden materials.

Due to limited supplies, RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are required by Thursday 12.6.  Please include the total number of participants and total number of sachets you’d like to make.*

What To Expect:

  1. Sachet bags, fabric markers, herbs and filler fluff will be provided.
  2. Participants will get bags at arrival or when donations are made.
  3. Decoration or embellishment should be done before bags are filled with herbs and filler fluff.
  4. All are welcome; please note children must be supervised. General guidance will be provided but supervisors should plan to help small kids with crafting.

*Depending on the response, we may be able to accommodate those who cannot attend the 4pm-  5:30pm workshop but want to collect materials and make sachets at home.  Please send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com if you’re interested in this potential option.

Thank you!

Related: Get-Ready for a Home-Grown Herb Sachet Project!

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