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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4 Responses to “Come Plant With Us This Sat, 3/8, at 10:30am!”

  1. alternahealthgrrrl March 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM #

    Can’t wait! I’ve already collected 4 PERFECT plastic bottles!

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