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Save the Date: Sachet-Making Workshop Saturday, 12.8, 4:00 to 5:30pm

15 Nov

1452645378698-e1540043846408[1]We’re upcycling garden plants and flowers to make holiday gifts!

Join us to use home-grown CVEarthlab lavender, lemon verbena, mountain mint and other dried aromatic herbs to make sachets.

Sachet-Making Workshop

When: Saturday December 8th, 4pm to 5:30pm

Where: CV Community Room at 230 Jay Street

A $3. suggested donation is requested for each sachet.  The fee covers material for one small cotton bag; proceeds will go to 2019 garden materials.

Due to limited supplies, RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are required by Thursday 12.6.  Please include the total number of participants and total number of sachets you’d like to make.*

 

*Depending on the response, we may be able to accommodate those who cannot attend the 4pm-  5:30pm workshop but want to collect materials and make sachets at home.  Please send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com if you’re interested in this potential option.

Thank you!

Related: Get-Ready for a Home-Grown Herb Sachet Project!

 

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Workday Starts at 2:30 pm Today!

10 Nov

We’re winterizing the garden this afternoon. RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are appreciated.

Many hands make light work.

Hope to see you outside.

2:30 This Saturday: Winterize the Garden!

8 Nov

Please join us to help winterize the garden on the Saturday afternoon.

We’ll clean up and close up the raised vegetable beds and containers to prep the space for winter. We will also be planting garlic to harvest next summer!  All pots that remain will be removed.

Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Date: Sat 11.10

You’ll need garden gloves or work glovesas well as sturdy shoes and clothes that you can get dirty. RSVP to cvearthlab@gmail.com. There will be kid-friendly tasks, such as pulling weeds and planting cover crops and garlic–but any child who attends should be supervised, as there will be hardware wire, clippers, and other sharp objects around.
Thank you! —Shari, Judith, Sandy + Denise CVEarthlab’s core group

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3pm Today: Harvest Herbs for Holiday Gift Sachets

4 Nov

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Rake & Bag Leaves at 10am Today

4 Nov

Benji and I will be bagging leaves for mulching/ winterizing garden from 10am to 1030am. Please join us on this beautiful morning!

-Denise

Ripe sugar snap peas!!

28 Oct

Correction: Winterization Event is 11.10 (Sat) at 2:30pm

26 Oct

2:30pm Sat Nov 10th: Winterize the Garden With Us!

26 Oct

Join us to winterize the garden on the afternoon of Saturday November 10th.

We’ll clean up and close up the raised vegetable beds and containers to prep the space for winter.  We will also be planting garlic to harvest next summer!  All pots that remain will be removed as well.

Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Date: Sat 11.10

You’ll need garden gloves or work glovesas well as sturdy shoes and clothes that you can get dirty. RSVP to cvearthlab@gmail.com. There will be kid-friendly tasks, such as pulling weeds and planting cover crops and garlic–but any child who attends should be supervised, as there will be hardware wire, clippers, and other sharp objects around.Thank you! —Shari, Judith, Sandy + Denise CVEarthlab’s core group

Get Ready for a Home-Grown Herb Sachet Project!

21 Oct

I’ve always wanted to hold a workshop for making sweet and fresh sachets filled with dried herbs and flowers from CVEarthlab garden. In addition to all the rosemary, oregano, and other kitchen herbs, the garden is filled with mountain mint and lemon balm. The latter herbs have spread by self seeding, and now grow wildly.  They aren’t appropriate for tea as they grow in non-edible ground soil, but they’re still great for scent.

Prep for Homemade Sachet Making NOW

Before the CVEarthlab garden is winterized on the weekend of Nov 10th; we’ll hold some quickie herb and flower harvesting sessions.  Participants will be invited to snip and cut flowers and stems of delicious smelling lavender, lemon balm, calendula, mint and more. We’ll label and dry the cuttings in paper bags, store and use them for a sachet-making workshop in December. (Stocking stuffers!!!)

Sound good?  If you know you or your kids want to be involved in harvesting, please send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com.  We will likely host multiple harvesting sessions over the coming weeks but these will be weather contingent and likely announced last minute.   Thanks!  -Denise

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Sweet peppers!

20 Oct
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