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Check out our Marigold Garland!

29 Oct

Look what AJ and Denise made with the marigold flower heads from the garden!

As we worked to winterize the garden, we picked the various marigold flowers that were in full bloom.

We pushed a needle and thread through each flower head and then hung the homegrown streamer to add a festive vibe for Sunday’s Halloween celebration.

With luck they will last until November 1st and 2nd for Dia de Meurtos or the Day of the Dead.

Happy Halloween!


Late July Flowers and Fruit

6 Aug

Blossoms & Fruits: Weekend Highlights, End of June 2022

26 Jun
Lavender flower
Grape tomato
Swamp milkweed
Cucumber flower
New plantings in play area shade garden

Related: See Garden Photos From June 2021

Mid-June Blooms, 2022

20 Jun

Clockwise, from top left: Wild bergamot or Bee balm (monarda fistulosa); false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides); thai basil; Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum); swamp or pink milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).

End-of-May Flowers Brighten CV Grounds

1 Jun

Check out the Pretty Portaluca!

11 May

Save the Date: Seed-Starting Workshop to Be Held Saturday, April 9th

28 Mar

Please join us to start tomatoes, flowers, peppers and more.

Event will take place outdoors, in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St.

Raindate will be Sunday April 10th.

Watch and Buildinglink for more details. 

Help Make the Garden Happen This Year!

27 Mar

The garden committee is looking to expand! Are you interested in being more involved with planning, fundraising, running activities and troubleshooting?

Maybe you are more of a worker bee, who can step up once or twice a week to do one of many small daily tasks required, such as watering or checking the irrigation timer? We need you too!

Garden Activities Upcoming In April

This April, we hope to hold a seed-starting workshop, snap pea planting activities, flower transplanting and more — but we cannot do these things without community participation and volunteers.

Your Help Is Needed!

CVEarthlab is a self-funded, community vegetable garden open to all residents of Concord Village, with or without small children. We welcome all ages and all experience levels. Over the years we’ve found that the more people who participate, the easier and more fun it is. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Please send an email to for more information.

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Tiger Laeta Viola Seeds Belong on the Shopping List

8 Jan

These edible flowers look gorgeous!

Learn (and see) more here

The Three Sisters Garden Looks Great!

6 Jul

Each day the volume of gianormous squash leaves increases, noodle bean runners climb higher and corn stalks grow taller. Its not shown here, but the flowers on the 4th Sister, the sunflower, have started to open. Way to go, girls!

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