Archive | April, 2019

Wednesday, 6pm: Gardening Task Demo and Q+A

30 Apr

On Wednesday, May 1st we will host our first “Wednesdays in May”of 2019, when core committee members demo watering and other garden tasks, answer questions about hardening off and transplanting seedlings, and share general information about garden membership.

We’ve just published the new watering schedule for May.  Please sign up for an evening or two!  We will show you how to use the hose and what is required for this 10 to 15 minute task.

Stop by the garden Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm.  We’ll host these informative and fun sessions Wednesday May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. Thanks.


12:30pm today – New time – garden with us!

28 Apr

Looks like the rain will end soon so we are pushing the time out a little bit to 12:30pm and crossing our fingers.  We will do what we can – lots of flowers to transplant and we can get some sunflowers going too!

Sunday Details and Reminder: May Garden Wednesdays Starts Soon!


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Sunday Details and Reminder: May Garden Wednesdays Starts Soon!

27 Apr

Thanks to the families who helped water and transplant our new herbs and flowers. Gardening work is much easier when so many pitch in!

Forecasts for Sunday are all over the place.  We’ll tentatively plan to garden outside from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, but if it’s raining we may postpone until later, around 4 pm. Let’s hope for sunshine!

Reminder: May Wednesday Gardening Days starts this coming week.  On Wednesday May 1st we will give watering demos and help new gardeners figure out if and when the plants they started from seed are ready for transplant.  Mark your calendars to stop by the garden Wednesday May 1st (and/or 8th, 15th, 22nd) between 6pm and 7pm.  Thx.img_7598 (2)

Garden Works Starts at 10:30am

27 Apr

Despite the wind, we will be outside from 10:30am to 11:30am this morning.  Besides watering, kids will have a chance to see the tendrils on the snap pea plants. Looks like they are ready for trellising. (Photo below shows tendril grabbing supports in 2012. Credit: Ansley Samson)

pea tendrils May 2012

More Flower Fun!

26 Apr

Saturday, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.   Hope to see you outside!


Join Us Fri 5:30-6:15pm In the Garden

26 Apr

IMG_3949The sun came out!

Come to the garden at 5:30pm. We’ll move the flats of flowers, spritz the seedlings with water and maybe even plant some seeds.

Garden Activities This Weekend!

25 Apr

It’s a big weekend for CVEarthlab Garden!

Friday, we’ll go to the GrowNYC community garden plant sale and pick up flats full of flowers to support the butterflies and other pollinators that help us grow food.  Then, Friday eve we’ll water all the new plants (if it isn’t raining).

Saturday and Sunday we will transplant some flowers and water everything.

Join Us!

All are welcome.  The misting and watering duties are very good for very small kids.

  • Friday 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday  12 noon to 1pm  

Check the Blog For Confirmation of Times

We will aim for the times listed above but won’t firm them up until closer to the date and time. Go to for the latest updates.  Thanks!


Reminder: April + May Gardening Activities, Events to Note

16 Apr

Reminder about all the garden activities* coming up in late April and May:

April 27 or 28 (or both days of weekend):  Workday to transplant flowers, herbs (from GrowNYC plant sale)**

Wed May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: “May Wednesdays” Gardeners converge outside from 6-7pm to water, answer seedling, transplant questions. **

Early June: Tomato transplanting, staking

Early to Mid-June: Spring Celebration/ Strawberries + Salad Tasting



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

** especially fun and kid-friendly




Beach Plum Blooms For the First Time

14 Apr

Native to the Northeast coast, the beach plum (prunus maritima marsh) is a perennial fruit shrub especially supportive of bees. Learn more about its interesting history here


Heritage Beach Plum, April 2019.



CV’s beach plum as seen in 2015.





Ready To Pull and Toss Weeds?

5 Apr

As part of Earth Fest, we’ll pull some weeds from the play area and see how hard it is to toss them on target.IMG_6819 (1)

Hope to see you Sunday at 1:45pm in the Children’s 

Play Area behind 195 Adams.

Scroll down for more photos from last year’s weed pull game, plus Earth Fest 2019 info.



Earth Day Fest 2019 is happening Sunday 4/7 from 1pm – 4pm in the Community Room.

What can you do there?  Lots of things!

-Attend to get a chance for a door prize from our great sponsors:  Concord Market, Park Plaza, Concord Cleaners, Bluestone Lane, Randolph Beer, Visa Gift Card from AKAM Assoc and Taco Dumbo!
-Enjoy refreshments with your neighbors from Kathleen Higgins Law Offices and AKAM Associates!
-New this year – on site shredding the same day at Earth Day Fest
-Vote for Participatory Budget items
-drop off CORKS! (new this year), cell phones/eye glasses/print cartridges/light bulbs/batteries/cables for recycling/reuse
-Play games
Weed Hunt (corrected time – 1:45pm, Children’s Play Area)
-Make crafts
-Watch short films
-And more!

There are a limited supply of giveaways, too!  Join us!

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