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More Flower Fun!

26 Apr

Saturday, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.   Hope to see you outside!



Join Us Fri 5:30-6:15pm In the Garden

26 Apr

IMG_3949The sun came out!

Come to the garden at 5:30pm. We’ll move the flats of flowers, spritz the seedlings with water and maybe even plant some seeds.

Garden Activities This Weekend!

25 Apr

It’s a big weekend for CVEarthlab Garden!

Friday, we’ll go to the GrowNYC community garden plant sale and pick up flats full of flowers to support the butterflies and other pollinators that help us grow food.  Then, Friday eve we’ll water all the new plants (if it isn’t raining).

Saturday and Sunday we will transplant some flowers and water everything.

Join Us!

All are welcome.  The misting and watering duties are very good for very small kids.

  • Friday 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday  12 noon to 1pm  

Check the Blog For Confirmation of Times

We will aim for the times listed above but won’t firm them up until closer to the date and time. Go to for the latest updates.  Thanks!


Reminder: April + May Gardening Activities, Events to Note

16 Apr

Reminder about all the garden activities* coming up in late April and May:

April 27 or 28 (or both days of weekend):  Workday to transplant flowers, herbs (from GrowNYC plant sale)**

Wed May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: “May Wednesdays” Gardeners converge outside from 6-7pm to water, answer seedling, transplant questions. **

Early June: Tomato transplanting, staking

Early to Mid-June: Spring Celebration/ Strawberries + Salad Tasting



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** especially fun and kid-friendly




Beach Plum Blooms For the First Time

14 Apr

Native to the Northeast coast, the beach plum (prunus maritima marsh) is a perennial fruit shrub especially supportive of bees. Learn more about its interesting history here


Heritage Beach Plum, April 2019.



CV’s beach plum as seen in 2015.





Ready To Pull and Toss Weeds?

5 Apr

As part of Earth Fest, we’ll pull some weeds from the play area and see how hard it is to toss them on target.IMG_6819 (1)

Hope to see you Sunday at 1:45pm in the Children’s 

Play Area behind 195 Adams.

Scroll down for more photos from last year’s weed pull game, plus Earth Fest 2019 info.



Earth Day Fest 2019 is happening Sunday 4/7 from 1pm – 4pm in the Community Room.

What can you do there?  Lots of things!

-Attend to get a chance for a door prize from our great sponsors:  Concord Market, Park Plaza, Concord Cleaners, Bluestone Lane, Randolph Beer, Visa Gift Card from AKAM Assoc and Taco Dumbo!
-Enjoy refreshments with your neighbors from Kathleen Higgins Law Offices and AKAM Associates!
-New this year – on site shredding the same day at Earth Day Fest
-Vote for Participatory Budget items
-drop off CORKS! (new this year), cell phones/eye glasses/print cartridges/light bulbs/batteries/cables for recycling/reuse
-Play games
Weed Hunt (corrected time – 1:45pm, Children’s Play Area)
-Make crafts
-Watch short films
-And more!

There are a limited supply of giveaways, too!  Join us!

6pm Tonite! Arugula and Lettuce Planting

29 Mar

Bring kids or friends to dig and broadcast (throw) seeds this evening from 6 to 6:15pm. Hope to see you!

If you’d like more info about upcoming planting events, please see our Spring schedule. Thanks.  -Denise

Sunday at 4:15pm: Plant With Us!

23 Mar

clairePeaPlantThanks to Leo and Claire (left) we got more sugar snap peas into the soil Friday!

Next Planting Session Sunday 4:15pm – 4:30pm

But there’s still more planting to do!  Come to the garden Sunday at 4:15pm for snap pea and arugula broadcasting (aka throwing seeds).  Kids who want to help till and rake soil will be needed from 4:15 to 4:30pm. All are welcome to participate.

Spring is springing!

Pea Planting Is This Eve

22 Mar

6pm to 615pm


Pea Planting Postponed to Fri 6pm

21 Mar

Its too wet and chilly, so we’ll try for a snap pea planting session tomorrow, Friday, at 6pm.

Kids will have an opportunity to dig and rake soil, as well as plant a few seeds.  There will be lots of worms thanks to the rain!.

Come to the garden at 6pm Friday – we’ll work from 6:00pm to 6:15pm – short and sweet. Thanks!  -Denise

We’ll do another succession planting session on Sunday…More details to come.

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