Archive | March, 2021

Last Call for Plants!

31 Mar

Thursday April 1st is the last day to place your order.

Plants will arrive on Saturday May 1st, a week before Mother’s Day.

We are selling plants to raise money for the garden. Thanks for considering purchasing a plant through CVEarthlab’s Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser!

Pot of Kitchen Herbs

Basil, parsley, and dill together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Basil

Parsley

Dill

Lavender Seedling

Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by Thursday April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher). 

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com. All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Order Mother’s Day Plants Now – Sale Ends Thurs 4.1

29 Mar

Plant sale orders will arrive on Saturday May 1st.

Mother’s Day, also known as Family Day or Parent’s Day, is Sunday May 9th.

Consider buying a gift plant through CVEarthlab’s Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser!

We are selling plants to raise money for the garden.  Thank you in advance for possibly supporting us with a purchase!

          

Pot of Kitchen Herbs: Basil, dill, and parsley together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Makes a great gift!  $15.00

Lavender Seedling:  Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by Thursday April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  at 195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher).
  • Be sure to order early! Supplies are limited, and we expect to sell out.  

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com

All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Plants From the Workshop – How’re They Doing?

27 Mar

If you aren’t seeing growth, please let us know. Sometime the seeds don’t germinate…Several gardeners (myself included) did not get flower sprouts. It happens. The good news: We have more seeds, and time to spare! Please tell us what you need by sending a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com

Thanks! Denise

Plant Sale Ends Thursday 4/1

25 Mar

No foolin’!

All plant orders must be submitted and pre-paid by Thursday April 1st.

CVEarthlab is selling plants to raise money for the garden.  Please consider supporting us with a purchase!

          Pot of Kitchen Herbs: Basil, dill, and parsley together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Makes a great gift!  $15.00

          Lavender Seedling:  Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a   planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  at 195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher).
  • Be sure to order early! Supplies are limited, and we expect to sell out.  

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com

All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Spring Plant Sale!

21 Mar

It’s time for a

Spring Plant Sale

CVEarthlab is selling plants to raise money for the garden.  Please consider supporting us with a purchase!

          Pot of Kitchen Herbs: Basil, parsley, and dill together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Makes a great gift!  $15.00

          Lavender Seedling:  Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a   planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  at 195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher).
  • Be sure to order early! Supplies are limited, and we expect to sell out.  

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com

All residents are most welcome to get involved and grow vegetables and flowers with us!

See Any Little Sprouts?

17 Mar

My chocolate cherry tomatoes popped up but there’s been nothing from my zinnia.

Remember to water the sub-irrigated planter by adding water to the bottom reservoir.  You’ll want the white wick to dangle into the water.

Read more about caring for plants in sub-irrigated planters here. (Our tips from 2016.)

If you have questions, or need more seeds or soil, please reach out to cvearthlab@gmail.com.  There’s still plenty of time to get your planting(s) on track!

Here are some photos from the workshop.

All best,

Denise

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off Spring!

7 Mar

Big thanks to those who contributed to or participated in our first garden event of 2021: Seed starting!  Even though we held it outside in the freezing cold and limited attendance for social distancing and safety, 22 people came out to kick off the new season. Check out the highlights!

Registration Is Open! Sign Up for Seed-Starting Workshop This Sunday 3/7/21

3 Mar

New this year: An outdoor event, “to go” supply kits

Join us to plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and various flower seeds this Sunday* in the children’s outdoor play area. You’ll leave the workshop with what you need to nurture the “seedlings-to-be” for 6-8 weeks, and then transplant successful seedlings into the garden in late May/early June.

Please note: we are not direct sowing seeds into raised beds yet. We’ll be outside to prepare the planters, but we’ll raise the seedlings INSIDE.

We’ve got of details to share! Thanks in advance for reviewing this notice carefully…we’ve employed several new procedures to help keep everyone safe and socially distanced. To take part, please follow this 3-step process.

  1. Make a membership decision. CVEarthlab is self-funded. Because the pandemic has prevented our usual fundraising events (but not our annual expenses), we are raising the suggested annual donation to $30.00 for family memberships. Suggested donations for individual members is $10. No green thumb required.

Not ready to commit to membership, but want to seed-start? The suggested donation is $10. per person. (Each participant will be provided with materials for two plantings, including organic soil and seeds.)

2. Pick a time slot. We’re using this online sign up form for scheduling. Participants must sign up for a 15-minute slot between 1:30 and 3pm. Thanks in advance for scheduling yourself.

3. Donate. If you are able, kindly make a donation electronically (via Venmo @misssha) or send a note to CVEarthlab@gmail.com to arrange payment or finalize your reservation before 2pm Saturday. **

Can’t commit to a specific time and place?  We will provide a “to go” supply kit for those who donate or register as a 2021 member by 2pm on Saturday.

Questions? Send a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Thank you!

 *Rain date is Sunday March 14th at the same time

**Alternatively, you can leave a donation with the 175 Adams St doorperson (to Denise Maher’s attention) or send an email message to arrange a hand-off.

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