Archive | April, 2018

Thanks For A Productive Planting Day!

29 Apr

Our enthusiastic waterers and diggers did a great job!  Thanks to all who came to check out the transplant event, especially those members who donated their annual membership dues.  We accomplished a lot together.

Join Us Wed May 2nd at 6 pm

The next garden event will include watering, sharing indoor seedling care tips, transplanting and more, and will be held on Wednesday May 2nd from 6 pm until 7pm. All are welcome!

Wednesdays in May

Through Wed May 23rd, gardeners will be outside answering questions and tending to garden plants from 6 to 7pm. RSVPs to CVEarthlab@gmail.com are suggested but not required.  Please let us know if you are bringing something from your windowsill to transplant or to “harden-off” prior to transplant. Most indoor seedlings must be exposed to the elements gradually before they go into the ground. Send questions to CVEarthlab@gmail.com or come by on a Wednesday!  Thanks.

10am – 12noon Sat: Help Transplant New Flowers + Herbs!

27 Apr

Cosmos

We collected gorgeous French and African marigolds, cosmos, petunia, bee balm, basil, parsley, rosemary and more at GrowNYC’s plant sale today. The goodies are ready for transplanting!

Please join us at 10am this Saturday. While RSVPs to CVEarthlab@gmail.com are appreciated, we can always use extra hands for a quick 10 minute stint — don’t hesitate to pop in.  No green thumbs required.

CVEarthlab is CV’s community garden inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St. All residents are welcome to get involved!

Spring is finally here and our growing season is well underway. Saturday morning is an opportunity to submit your 2018 membership dues.  The suggested donation ($25 per family or $10 per individual) will help cover the cost of organic soil and other materials. Write out Checks made out to CVOI should indicate CVEarthlab in note line. Can’t make it? We’ll be gardening, watering, hardening off plants and trouble-shooting seedling issues Wednesday evenings in May, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.  Hope to see you soon!

Thanks. –-Judith, Denise, Shari & Sandy, CV Earthlab Core Group

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Plant Sale At The Old Stone House Sat May 5, 10am to 2pm

26 Apr

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Fun Gardening Session This Sat, 10am

25 Apr

After we collect our order from Friday’s GrowNYC plant sale, we’ll need to transplant the beautiful flowers and herbs. Gardeners will be working outside Saturday 4.28 from 10am to 12 noon. Please join us!

RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are appreciated, especially if your group includes small kids. We save the easiest, fastest, and most fun tasks for them!

CVEarthlab is CV’s community garden inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St. All residents are welcome to get involved. Please join us at this or an upcoming event, or sign up on the watering schedule to commit to water the plants in May. (The Children’s Play Area is closed for reseeding, but we’ll have limited access to the garden corner for planting and plant care.)

Even if you cannot stay to transplant, Saturday morning is an opportunity to stop by, smell the flowers, and drop off your 2018 membership dues.  The suggested annual donation, $25 per family or $10 per individual,  helps cover the cost of organic soil and other materials. Write out checks to CVOI with CVEarthlab in the subject line, please. Find more details on annual expenses for the self-funded project here.

Thank you! -Shari, Sandy, Judith and Denise, CVEarthlab Core Garden Group

PS: More gardening events are scheduled for Wed evenings in May.  Find details here.

 

 

New Cucumber Bed, Strawberry Tower Assembled

21 Apr

Productive work day! Next one is Sat 4.28 at 10 am

New Garden Map Released

19 Apr

The 2018 Layout Is Up!  Wondering what will be planted where? Look here for a preview… Peppers, parsley, ground cherries, carrots, kohlrabi, Lolla rose lettuce, radish — all the plans are here!

Reminder: We’re planting patty pan squash seeds and prepping the garden for more growing this Saturday, April 21, at 10am.  For more details, click here.

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You’re Invited: Garden Work Session This Sat, 4.21, 10am

18 Apr

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We’re planning a kid-friendly garden workday, starting at 10am this Saturday. Come help do some direct-seed planting (patty pan squash), transplanting, and hardening off herb seedlings started indoors. We’ll install a small new raised bed, configure the new strawberry tower, move soil and more.  Join us at 10am until about 11:30am.*

RSVPs are appreciated!  Send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com.

CVEarthlab is CV’s community garden inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St. All residents are welcome to get involved!  Please join us at an event, or sign up on the watering schedule to commit to water the plants in May. (While the Children’s Play Area will be closed for most of May, adult gardeners will have access to the garden corner during the closure for plant care.)

Even if you cannot stay, Saturday morning is an opportunity to drop off your 2018 membership dues if you haven’t already.  Suggested donation is $25 per family or $10 per individual to help cover the cost of organic soil and other materials. Write out checks to CVOI with CVEarthlab in the subject line. Learn more about annual expenses for the self-funded project here. Thank you! -Shari, Sandy, Judith and Denise, CVEarthlab Core Garden Group

More gardening events are scheduled for Sat Ap 28 and Wed evenings in May.  Find details here.

 *In case of heavy rain, this will take place in the morning on Sun Ap 22nd.

 

 

Corrected April Dates for Gardening Events

16 Apr

April Gardening Dates

 

An updated List of April Garden Events is below.  We had incorrectly listed an upcoming planting event; the list is corrected and flower transplanting will take place on Sat April 28th at 10am.  Please note the upcoming gardening opportunities and events.*

Sat April 21st, 10am  We’re planning a kid-friendly garden workday, starting at 10am. We’ll do some planting (patty pan squash) and transplanting, organize around the newly assembled raised bed, move soil and more! (In case of rain, this will take place in the morning on Sun Ap 22nd)

Sat April 28, 10am After we collect our order from the GrowNYC plant sale, we’ll need to transplant the flowers and herbs. If Sat calls for rain, we will try to do this on evening of Fri Ap 27.

Wednesday Evenings In May Starting on Wed May 2nd, from 5:30 to 6:30pm, we’ll hold standing meetings in the garden to plant, transplant and demonstrate watering. This applies to Wed May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23rd.

In mid-May, (or a little later) we’ll the transplant tomatoes, peppers and flowers that we started from seed into the garden beds.

CVEarthlab is Concord Village’s community garden inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams St. All residents are welcome to get involved!  Please join us at an event, or sign up on the watering sked to commit to water the plants in May  — or even pay membership dues for the 2018 Spring, Summer + Fall season. Send a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com with questions, please.  Thank you!

-Shari, Sandy, Judith and Denise, CVEarthlab Core Garden Group

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

Weed Hunting + Tossing Photos

15 Apr

Thanks for playing!  As part of today’s CV Earth Day Fest, gardeners flagged and then threw weeds into a brown compost bin.  Both the air and the ground were cold, but we were able to compost about 20 weeds. Three worms were relocated to raised beds to improve soil.

 

Upcoming garden activities include a build and org day on Saturday, April 21st at 10am; Flower and herb transplanting will take place the following Saturday, April 28th at 10am.*

Please note that while the play area will be closed for reseeding during much of April and May, gardeners will have some access to the raised beds to tend to plants.

Today’s 2:30 Weed Hunt + Toss Still On!

15 Apr

The rain has held off, and the Wunderground forecast says there’s only a 15% of precipitation during the 2:30pm to 3pm weeding event, so we’re going for it!

2:30- 3pm Today In the Play Area:  Weed Hunt, Pull + Toss (with prizes!!!)  Teams will flag weeds, we’ll pull true weeds, observe the worms! and then toss the organic material into a brown bin.  Challenge yourself to get a 3-pointer!

Hope to see you out in the play area at 2:30pm, or even sooner at CV Earth Day Fest, which starts at 1pm in the community room. Come by to do participatory voting (open to ages 11+) upcycle electronics, cell phones, play games and win prizes between 1pm and 4pm.

Thanks!  -Denise, Mike + Benji

https://cvearthlab.com/2018/04/08/come-to-the-weed-hunt-at-cv-earth-day-fest-on-april-15th/

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