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Try Recipes from October’s Harvest Potluck & Fundraiser

7 Oct

 

1003151635 (1)The potluck party was a delicious success. Some 30-40 resident families used garlic, herbs and vegetables from the Community Garden to create dishes for all to enjoy.

Thanks to all who donated much-needed funds, in addition to their time, their food, their hospitality and other crucial resources. The garden would not exist without your generosity!

Donations for this fundraising drive will be accepted through the end of October. Cash or checks (payable to CVOI) can be submitted to Deb VanWetering (225 Adams St Apt 12A) or to the 215 Adams St. management office. We have celebrated the success of this season but we must look ahead and secure resources for the next season. Suggested donation is $10. per family, but any amount will be greatly appreciated. (Garden members are asked to pay annual dues of $25 per family, plus mulch and more.)

Fall Harvest Sangria

A community garden needs everyone’s commitment to keep it going strong!

Most of the costs relate to replenishing and maintaining safe soil. Learn more about where the money goes, as well as other help needed on a regular basis, here.  A community garden needs everyone’s commitment to keep it going strong! Check out the recipes from this potluck and from previous parties here. Thanks again for your interest and your support! We can be reached via cvearthlab@gmail.com

With gratitude,

-Deb, Denise, Ansley, Alison & Shari, CVEarthlab core group

Recipes: Eggplant Casserole, Sangria and more

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Fall Harvest Sangria Recipe

6 Oct

 

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  • 1/2 organic apple, chopped
  • 1/2 organic pear, chopped
  • 20-30 (1/4 cup) ground cherries
  • 3-4 ounces banana liquor
  • 2-3 ounces rum
  • Sweet red wine (4 bottles)
  • Fresca diet grapefruit soda (2 liters) optional
  • San Pellegrino Pomegranate & Orange Sparkling Beverage (2 oz cans) optional

Instructions

  1. Mix chopped fruit. Add liquor and rum.
  2. Soak overnight in refrigerator.
  3. In one large or two small pitchers, combine marinated fruit and excess liquid with red wine, soda and sparkling beverage. Use large wooden spoon to stir.
  4. Serve over ice.

 

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Many Thanks! Plus, A Call For Recipes

6 Oct

A big thank you to all the residents who contributed to Saturday’s wonderful Potluck Party & Garden Fundraiser. The food was fabulous, and we had a nice time in the community room despite the windy, wet weather outside.

While you’ve been generous already, we’d like to ask for your recipes. If you made and shared something, and you are willing to share the recipe, please send it via email to cvearthlab@gmail.com for publication on this blog. Thanks.

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The Pollinator Party is at 630pm This Evening

15 May

We hope to see you (and lots of bees & butterflies 🙂 ) in the garden!

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You’re Invited to Celebrate Pollinators: Fri 6:30pm In the Garden

14 May

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Planting + Garden Prep Event Sunday 3pm

11 Apr

Join us this Sunday, in the CVearthlab garden, inside the children’s playarea behind 195 Adams, to transplant seedlings and prep the beds for more spring plantings.  All residents –with and without small children– are most welcome.  We will start at 3pm and will be direct planting as well as transplanting some of the seedlings from February’s workshop.

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We’re focusing on organic, non-GMO plants and pollinator-friendly materials. To that end, we aim to transplant organic, non-GMO plants into the CVEarthlab garden and to avoid use of chemical pesticides.

Will you join CVEarthlab for the new season? All CV residents are welcome to become members of the 2015 communal garden. We ask members to donate $25. and 3 bags of mulch (per household), plus contribute time and muscle watering, tending and maintaining the space over the course of the season. Checks can be made out to CVOI.  Learn more here.

 

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Sunday, 11:45am, in the Community Room: Seed-Starting Workshop

4 Feb
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Free Seed-Starting Workshop: Sunday Feb 8th, 11:45am, Community Room

24 Jan
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It’s time to conjure up Spring! Join CVEarthlab members in the community room on Sunday February 8th between 11:45am and 1:15pm to start seeds in sub-irrigated planters.

We’ll supply organic, non-GMO vegetable seeds and flower seeds plus wicking and labeling material; bring your own potting soil, a pair of scissors and a few empty 1.5-2 liter water bottles. You’re welcome to bring your own seeds; please note we’re focusing on organic, non-GMO plants and pollinator-friendly materials. To that end, we aim to transplant organic, non-GMO plants into the CVEarthlab garden and to avoid use of chemical pesticides.

Will you join CVEarthlab for the new season? All CV residents are welcome to become members of the 2015 communal garden. We ask members to donate $25. and 3 bags of mulch (per household), plus contribute time and muscle watering, tending and maintaining the space over the course of the season. Checks can be made out to CVOI.  Learn more here.

RSVPs appreciated!  Send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com or post a comment here by Sunday morning, please. Thanks!

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An Important Message For CV Community Garden Supporters

22 Jul

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The garden would not be possible without your generosity.

With much gratitude,

 

Ansley, Deb, Denise, Donna & Shari

 

CVEarthlab Core Members
cvearthlab.com

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Highlights from the Potluck Party + Spring Fundraiser

22 Jul

 

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Many thanks to all the residents who contributed to, attended, or otherwise supported this year’s Garden Potluck Party + Spring Fundraiser! Culinary highlights included caprese salad, spring rolls, pasta + veggie dishes, strawberry summer cake, strawberry ice cream and sangria. The raffle prizes, childrens’ gardening aprons and plush animal finger puppets, were a big hit! We appreciate all of the work, as well as the financial donations and community support for this special green space. The next potluck party is scheduled for Saturday September 20th. Save the date!

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