Archive | April, 2018

April Gardening Events: Mark Your Calendar!

9 Apr

Whether or not it feels warm outside, Spring is here! And that means PEAK GARDENING SEASON 🙂

Please note the upcoming gardening opportunities and events.*

On Sun April 15, as part of CV Earth Day Fest, we will hold a Weed Hunt, 2:30 to  3pm   (Earth Day Fest is 1-4pm in Community room )

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 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 (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.)


Lettuce Greens Are Growing, Fence Is Fixed

8 Apr

Sandy and I checked on the greens and saw some spouts! We transplanted lettuce heads and chard into the cold frame bed, too, before we planted additional peas and ran inside, out of the cold.

Thanks to Ryan’s dad, Glenn, for repairing the garden border fence!

Come to the Weed Hunt at CV Earth Day Fest on April 15th!

8 Apr

Clover, a beneficial ground cover, supports bees.

Can you tell the difference between a weed and a native wildflower?  Do you want to learn?  Come to the Weed Hunt, Pull, & Toss in the play area on Sunday April 15th.

It’s one of many fun activities that make up CV Earth Day Fest, happening Sunday in the Community Room at 230 Jay Street from 1pm to 4pm.  The Recycling and Sustainability Committee invites CV residents to play interactive games, see exhibits, drop off old cell phones, print cartridges, batteries — and WIN door prizes.

Weed Hunt, Pull & Toss: What It Is

  1. Participants of all ages (in teams) will search the play area for weeds, flagging plants and growth that they suspect is a non-native, undesirable weed.
  2. Judges will help determine which plants are weeds to pull or dig up, and which ones are native plants, pollinator-supporting wildflowers that help garden food grow by attracting butterflies and other helpful pollinators.
  3. Participants will dig and pull non-native weeds (Note: There will be worms!)
  4. In a free-throw style game, players will toss weeds into a brown compost collection bin. Best shots win prizes!

CV Earth Day Fest takes place Sunday April 15 from 1pm to 4pm; The Weed Hunt will be held from 2:30 to 3pm outside in the play area.  Hope to see you there!


Bloom in play area, as seen this evening.

6 Apr
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