Archive | March, 2014

First Lady McCray Cuts Ribbon for ps 372 Garden

29 Mar

Check out the new garden at Benji’s school!

First Lady McCray Cuts Ribbon for 372 Garden.

It’s a Rain Date!

29 Mar

It’s not great garden work weather out there, so we will be out in the garden tomorrow for our rain date:  Sunday, March 30, starting at noon.  Weather forecast isn’t great for tomorrow either, so we may have to schedule another rain date for next weekend.  Fingers crossed that tomorrow works!

More Work To Do In The Garden!

26 Mar

ImageDid you miss your chance to help with the garden last weekend?  You are in luck!  We are still working to get set up for the next growing season.  We will be continuing our work on the sub-irrigation system and setting up the new raised bed.  Join us this Saturday, 3/29, 11am-2pm (rain date Sunday 3/30, starting at noon).  We have the tools and supplies — we need you! 

RSVP to cvearthlab@gmail.com!

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It’s Time for a Garden Work Day!

21 Mar

It's Time for a Garden Work Day!

Can you move soil, build a new raised bed (we have the parts) and install sub-irrigation (we’ll have the directions and parts) in our four old beds this Sunday afternoon, 3/23? The more help we have, the faster it will go. RSVP in the comments section!

Help us get ready to plant in April!

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Bud Life

12 Mar
Sprout alert!

Sprout alert! Anyone else seeing green? This zinnia flower bud said hello this morning. -Denise

Come Plant With Us This Sat, 3/8, at 10:30am!

5 Mar

All Concord Village residents — with and without children — are welcome to join our first garden event of the season!  Plant seeds this Saturday, March 8th, from 10:30am to 12noon in the community room. Believe it or not, it will be our fourth annual CV garden kick-off seedling planting event. We’ll provide seeds; you bring organic potting soil and a pot . . . or a plastic soda bottle and we’ll help you transform it into a sub-irrigated planter.  What’s that? See below:

SIP pic

We will transplant in May.

More fun to come in March and April.  Look for a blog post coming soon about a couple of workdays in March (probably March 22d or 23d) when we hope to construct another raised bed we received thanks to a grant we won from Jamba Juice a while back.

We also hope to re-make our 4 older planters into sub-irrigated planters. What might that look like? You may be able to get a sense from the pic and downloadable instructions below from Grow to Learn: The Citywide School Garden Initiative (a wonderful NYC program that supports gardens in public schools):

raised bed SIP pic

And, the first weekend in April, we’ll we’ll plant some seeds directly into the garden: lettuce, snap peas, basil, and radishes and carrots . . .

HELP US! We need more people interested in helping make this season the best yet.

RSVP if you plan to come Saturday and email if you’re interested in joining our “core group” this year: CVearthlab@gmail.com.

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