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Impromptu Gardening!

13 Mar

The kids helped prep the bed for sugar snap pea planting, and checked on the resident worms.

Planters Made, Seeds Started

9 Mar

Thanks to everyone who came out for the seed-starting workshop on Friday.    We made about 18 planters and planted seeds for tomatoes, peppers, borage, calendula, and zinnia. Stay tuned for more events, including a work day to prep outside beds, and an afternoon to direct sow sugar snap peas, in the coming weeks.  For more information on home care for sub-irrigated/ self-watering planters, click here.

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Seed-Starting Workshop Is 6pm Tonite (Friday)

5 Mar

Reminder to RSVP if you are coming to the Seed-Starting Workshop this Friday, March 6th, in the community room from 6pm to 7pm.

Please join us!

Spring is just around the corner.  At this indoor planting workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds (inside the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St.).

Residents of All-Ages Are Welcome!

All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to participate.

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How the Seed-Starting Workshop Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance. You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  A suggested donation of $2., and an RSVP are requested.

Hint: We’ve found that the design and plastic thickness of Vintage brand one-liter seltzer bottles work best for planters.

Thanks!

Plant With Us This Friday

1 Mar

The Seed-Starting Workshop is this Friday! The event will take place on March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room.

Join us!

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At this indoor workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds.

It’s An Event for All-Ages

All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to attend the workshop and plant with us!

How the Seed-Starting Workshop Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance.

You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  A suggested donation of $2., and an RSVP are requested

See images from previous workshops here.

Thank you!

ISO Seltzer Bottles For Seed Starting Planters

22 Feb

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Do you drink seltzer?

CVEarthlab gardeners would like to upcycle your empty 1-liter plastic seltzer bottles.  If you’re got any to spare,  we will convert them into sub-irrigated, self-watering planters at the seed-starting workshop Friday March 6th.

To donate your bottles, send an email to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Tell us your building number, and we’ll pick up your bottles after you leave them with your doorman.  Thank you in advance!

Indoor Workshop Is Friday, March 6th

All residents are invited to attend the workshop and plant with us!  At 6pm, in the community room, we will start seedlings. The garden committee will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance. You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  An RSVP, and a suggested donation of $2. for materials, is requested for each participant.

To see photos from last year’s workshop, click here.

We hope you’ll join us.  – Denise, Judith, Sandy, and Shari, Core garden committee members

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It’s Almost Time To Start Tomatoes

9 Feb

The 2020 Seed-Starting Workshop will take place on Friday, March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room. Join us!

At this indoor workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds.

Indoorseedstart

All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to attend the workshop and plant with us!

How It Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance.

You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  Donations and RSVPs are appreciated.

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See images from previous workshops here.

The final frost is forecast for early April, which means we’ll be able to start prepping outdoor beds and planting snap pea seeds in mid March.

Daylight savings time starts Sunday March 8th,  it’s time to THINK SPRING!

It’s Sachet Day! 4:30pm, Drop ins welcome!

8 Dec

Thanks to advance registration we have some availability.  Drop ins are welcome (RSVPs to CVEarthlab@gmail.com are still appreciated)  See more details here.

The Ribbons Are Almost Ready…

7 Dec

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For Sunday’s Sachet-Making Workshop!

Sunday, December 8th, 4pm to 5:30pm, 230 Jay St. Community Room 

Suggested Donation: $5. for materials for 2 sachets*

Did You Secure Your Spot?

Write checks to Concord Village Owners Inc or CVOI.  Donations can be left with doorman at 175 Adams (Denise) 195 Adams (Shari) or sent via Venmo app to Shari’s account: @misssha After making your donation, RSVP to CVEarthlab@gmail.com , including amount donated, method of payment, and names of participants. Space is limited: the number of participants will be capped at about 20.

The suggested donation fee covers materials plus funds to support the upcoming CVEarthlab 2020 growing season.  Learn more about the community garden at CVEarthlab.com ; see photos of last year’s sachet-making workshop here. Thank you!

  • *Materials include a cotton drawstring sachet bag, an organza bag,  dried lavender, dried lemon balm/grass/verbena, dried mint, dried calendula flowers, ribbon, fabric markers and other decorations. 
  • Please note that the suggested donation is for participants in sachet making, and does not apply to adults supervising children (unless adults intend to craft).
  • Depending on the final number of participants, we hope to offer materials for additional sachets at the event at 2 for $3. — as long as supplies last.  First come, first served.
  • We will have some wine but encourage others to BYOB and glass.

 

Register for Sachet-Making Workshop This Sunday

4 Dec

Sachet-Making Workshop

Sunday, December 8th, 4pm to 5:30pm

Suggested Donation: $5. for materials for 2 sachets

Materials include a cotton drawstring sachet bag, an organza bag,  dried lavender, dried lemon balm/grass/verbena, dried mint, dried calendula flowers, ribbon, fabric markers and other decorations. *

Donate Now to Secure Your Spot

Write checks to Concord Village Owners Inc or CVOI.  Donations can be left with doorman at 175 Adams (Denise) 195 Adams (Shari) or sent via Venmo app to Shari’s account: @misssha After making your donation, RSVP to CVEarthlab@gmail.com , including amount donated, method of payment, and names of participants.

Space is limited: the number of participants will be capped at about 20 people.

The suggested donation fee covers materials plus funds to support the upcoming CVEarthlab 2020 growing season.  Learn more about the community garden at CVEarthlab.com ; see photos of last year’s sachet-making workshop here.

Thank you!

*Please note that the suggested donation is for participants in sachet making, and does not apply to adults supervising children (unless adults intend to craft).

Depending on the final number of participants, we hope to offer materials for additional sachets at the event at 2 for $3. — as long as supplies last.  First come, first served.

Update RE Sachet Workshop Registration

1 Dec

Thanks to a generous donation of sachet bags, we’re able to reduce the suggested donation and increase the number of participants!

Sachet-Making Workshop

Sunday, December 8th, 4pm to 5:30pm

Suggested Donation: $5. for materials for 2 sachets (NEW) *

Materials include a cotton drawstring sachet bags, an organza bag,  dried lavender, dried lemon balm/grass/verbena, dried mint, dried calendula flowers, ribbon, fabric markers and other decorations. *

Donate Now to Secure Your Spot

Write checks to Concord Village Owners Inc or CVOI.  Donations can be left with doorman at 175 Adams (Denise) 195 Adams (Shari) or sent via Venmo app to Shari’s account: @misssha After making your donation, RSVP to CVEarthlab@gmail.com , including amount donated, method of payment, and names of participants.

Space is limited: the number of participants will be capped at about 20 people.

The suggested donation fee covers materials plus funds to support the upcoming CVEarthlab 2020 growing season.  Learn more about the community garden at CVEarthlab.com ; see photos of last year’s sachet-making workshop here.

Thank you!

*Please note that the suggested donation is for participants in sachet making, and does not apply to adults supervising children (unless adults intend to craft).

Depending on the final number of participants, we hope to offer materials for additional sachets at the event at 2 for $3. — as long as supplies last.  First come, first served.

We will have some wine but encourage others to BYOB and glass.

 

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