Archive | August, 2018

Beautiful Butterfly with Bad Wing

31 Aug

This swallowtail appears to have a damaged or malformed wing…Sad!


Heat Wave = Watering Help Needed!

29 Aug

Can you help out the plants by signing up to water?

We especially need help over the next week, including Fri Aug 31, Sat Sept 1, Sun Sept 2, Mon Sept 3rd and Tues Sept 4th.

There’s lot of interesting garden growth to show kids: cucumber plants are climbing; tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants are fruiting; and ground cherries are ready to eat!

Find the watering sign up form here.  If you need more detailed instructions, click on  New + Improved Watering Schedule  or Garden Watering Guidelines . Thanks in advance for volunteering!


Have You Seen the Jalapenos?

27 Aug


The jalapenos are starting to mature!
You’ll find the hot peppers  growing in the standing raised bed behind 225 Adams (near the 270 Jay backdoor bench).

Harvesting Reminders

Herbs and fruit in this “free” standing bed, and the standing bed outside the children’s play area fence, are available for all residents to sample.
While donations are not required for samples, we hope you’ll consider joining CVEarthlab or making a financial donation if you or your family samples more than once a year.

What Is CVEarthlab?

CVEarthlab is the self-funded, community garden at CV. Members grow edible organic plants in the raised beds inside the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St.

Join Us 9.29 at the Annual Harvest Potluck + Fundraiser

On Saturday, Sept 29, from 4:30 to 6pm, we’ll celebrate the 2017-2018 season with a Harvest Potluck and Fundraiser in the play area. All residents are invited to bring a garden-inspired dish to share. Go to or contact for membership details or more information.

Exciting Donation News: We’re On Venmo!

As of August, we can accept electronic donations via Venmo (we still accept checks made to CVOI left in the office.) To pay membership fees or donate via Venmo, please use Shari Rueckl’s username: @misssha   Thank you!






Kids Plant Snap Peas, Pole Beans: Scenes From Sat Aug 25th

25 Aug

Reminder – Join us tomorrow (Sat) @ 10am!

24 Aug

Please join us in the garden tomorrow, Saturday, August 25 from 10am-10:30am to plant pole beans and more snap peas! It’s time to plant fall crops and hopefully we will have some for the harvest party on 9.29. Stop by anytime tomorrow morning between 10 and 10:30am, all ages are welcome!


Plant with us on Sat, 8/25

22 Aug

Join us in the garden on Saturday, August 25 from 10am-10:30am to plant pole beans and more snap peas! It’s time to plant more fall crops.  Stop by anytime, all ages are welcome!


Morning glory flowers on Jay St. vines are starting to open…

19 Aug

Save the Date: 9.29 Harvest Party

19 Aug

The Annual CVEarthlab Harvest Potluck will be held Saturday September 29,
4:30 pm to 6pm*  All residents are invited to celebrate the CVEarthlab garden by bringing a dish or drink to share!

Annual Membership and Donation Reminder

Interested in the garden but haven’t joined or renewed for 2018 season yet? Send your contact info to . CVEarthlab is a self-funded, organic community garden and membership is available to all CV residents. Suggested annual donation is $25 per family or $10 per individual. (Find maintenance and membership info here.)

New!  We Accept Donations Via Venmo!

Donations accepted via check, cash, or Venmo electronic transfer.
Drop checks (made out to CVOI) or cash with management office or 195 Adams doorman (attn Shari Rueckl). To pay via Venmo app, use Shari’s username: @misssha
Thank you!

*Raindate Sunday Sept 30, 4:30pm

debs-harvest-party-tart[1]Related: Click through to see recipes and photos from years past!

15 Aug

Ladybug! So happy to see this bug eating aphids.

15 Aug
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