Plants From the Workshop – How’re They Doing?

27 Mar

If you aren’t seeing growth, please let us know. Sometime the seeds don’t germinate…Several gardeners (myself included) did not get flower sprouts. It happens. The good news: We have more seeds, and time to spare! Please tell us what you need by sending a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com

Thanks! Denise

Plant Sale Ends Thursday 4/1

25 Mar

No foolin’!

All plant orders must be submitted and pre-paid by Thursday April 1st.

CVEarthlab is selling plants to raise money for the garden.  Please consider supporting us with a purchase!

          Pot of Kitchen Herbs: Basil, dill, and parsley together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Makes a great gift!  $15.00

          Lavender Seedling:  Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a   planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  at 195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher).
  • Be sure to order early! Supplies are limited, and we expect to sell out.  

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com

All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Spring Plant Sale!

21 Mar

It’s time for a

Spring Plant Sale

CVEarthlab is selling plants to raise money for the garden.  Please consider supporting us with a purchase!

          Pot of Kitchen Herbs: Basil, parsley, and dill together in a round, 6″ decorative planter. (No substitutions)

Makes a great gift!  $15.00

          Lavender Seedling:  Unlike the kitchen herbs, this small plant comes in a plastic cell, approximately 3” deep —

it will need to be transplanted into a   planter or window box. $10.00

How to Buy

  • All orders must be prepaid by April 1, 2021.
  • Plants will be ready for pickup by Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • Send your order to CVEarthlab@gmail.com. You can send the suggested donation electronically via Venmo (@Misssha). To pay by check, leave one made out to Concord Village Owners Inc (with CVEarthlab in the notation line) with the doorman at one of two buildings:  at 195 Adams St. (to the attention of Shari Rueckl) or 175 Adams St (to Denise Maher).
  • Be sure to order early! Supplies are limited, and we expect to sell out.  

About CVEarthlab Garden

CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com

All residents are most welcome to get involved and grow vegetables and flowers with us!

See Any Little Sprouts?

17 Mar

My chocolate cherry tomatoes popped up but there’s been nothing from my zinnia.

Remember to water the sub-irrigated planter by adding water to the bottom reservoir.  You’ll want the white wick to dangle into the water.

Read more about caring for plants in sub-irrigated planters here. (Our tips from 2016.)

If you have questions, or need more seeds or soil, please reach out to cvearthlab@gmail.com.  There’s still plenty of time to get your planting(s) on track!

Here are some photos from the workshop.

All best,

Denise

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off Spring!

7 Mar

Big thanks to those who contributed to or participated in our first garden event of 2021: Seed starting!  Even though we held it outside in the freezing cold and limited attendance for social distancing and safety, 22 people came out to kick off the new season. Check out the highlights!

Registration Is Open! Sign Up for Seed-Starting Workshop This Sunday 3/7/21

3 Mar

New this year: An outdoor event, “to go” supply kits

Join us to plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and various flower seeds this Sunday* in the children’s outdoor play area. You’ll leave the workshop with what you need to nurture the “seedlings-to-be” for 6-8 weeks, and then transplant successful seedlings into the garden in late May/early June.

Please note: we are not direct sowing seeds into raised beds yet. We’ll be outside to prepare the planters, but we’ll raise the seedlings INSIDE.

We’ve got of details to share! Thanks in advance for reviewing this notice carefully…we’ve employed several new procedures to help keep everyone safe and socially distanced. To take part, please follow this 3-step process.

  1. Make a membership decision. CVEarthlab is self-funded. Because the pandemic has prevented our usual fundraising events (but not our annual expenses), we are raising the suggested annual donation to $30.00 for family memberships. Suggested donations for individual members is $10. No green thumb required.

Not ready to commit to membership, but want to seed-start? The suggested donation is $10. per person. (Each participant will be provided with materials for two plantings, including organic soil and seeds.)

2. Pick a time slot. We’re using this online sign up form for scheduling. Participants must sign up for a 15-minute slot between 1:30 and 3pm. Thanks in advance for scheduling yourself.

3. Donate. If you are able, kindly make a donation electronically (via Venmo @misssha) or send a note to CVEarthlab@gmail.com to arrange payment or finalize your reservation before 2pm Saturday. **

Can’t commit to a specific time and place?  We will provide a “to go” supply kit for those who donate or register as a 2021 member by 2pm on Saturday.

Questions? Send a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Thank you!

 *Rain date is Sunday March 14th at the same time

**Alternatively, you can leave a donation with the 175 Adams St doorperson (to Denise Maher’s attention) or send an email message to arrange a hand-off.

Save the Date: Sun 3/7 Seed-Starting Workshop

28 Feb

We’re planning an outdoor seed-starting workshop for Sunday 3.7 @2pm.

Please note that for safety, space will be limited and we will schedule short sessions for 1-2 families at a time. More details to come.

Just before the pandemic hit NYC in 2020, CV residentes made planters before they started tomatoes, peppers, and flowers.

We hope you can join us! All residents are most welcome. To check out previous workshops, click on 2020 Seed Starting or promos for previous events. We will provide organic, non-GMO flower and vegetable seeds, organic soil, and wicking material for self-watering planters. You bring small planters, cow pots, or planter-making materials (empty seltzer bottles).

New this year: We’ll hold the workshop OUTDOORS, in the children’s play area, with scheduled times for participation to allow for social distancing. As in previous years, participants will bring home and care for seedlings until they are ready to be transplanted into the garden in the Spring (usually late May).

Rain date: Sunday 3.14. To let us know you are interested, leave a comment below or send an email message to cvearthlab@gmail.com (This will help us organize the sessions). CVEarthlab is a self-funded, community educational garden located in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. The kid-friendly workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about the CVEarthlab garden and how to get involved, make a donation, or become a member.

Let’s welcome Spring together! — Judith, Sandy, Shari, Wendy + Denise

Houseplant Sale News From the Garden Committee

3 Dec

Thank you to the generous residents who have made donations and bought houseplants to support the garden. We have sold almost two dozen seedlings! While there are still some plant seedlings left, inventory is low. If you are interested in purchasing a plant, please act quickly.

Our community and educational garden, CVEarthlab, is self-funded. Since the pandemic prevented our usual fundraising events, we are appealing for donations and selling houseplants to fund the 2021 season. If you enjoyed the basil and other garden herbs, vegetables, or flowers this year, consider donating to the 2021 fund.

RELATED: Houseplant Seedlings for Sale!

Want to purchase a houseplant or make a donation?

After you send an email message to CVEarthlab@gmail.com, please send money electronically to Shari Rueckl via Venmo (@misssha ) .

Alternatively, you may leave an envelope with your doorman and send a message, with your name and address, to CVEarthlab@gmail.com, and one of us will pick it up. Or, submit a check, made out to Concord Village Owners Inc, to the office, noting that the money is for CVEarthlab Garden.

RELATED: Meet These Satisfied Houseplant Owners

To learn more about CVEarthlab Garden, or get involved, go to CVEarthlab.com, where you’ll find information about membership, details on where the money goes, recent meeting notes, and garden photos.

Thank you.

Denise, Judith, Sandy, Shari, and Wendy, Core Committee Members

Meet These Satisfied Houseplant Owners!

23 Nov

We’re Selling Houseplants to Raise Money for CV Garden in 2021

A limited supply of houseplant seedlings remain. Aloe, golden pathos, jade, coleus and more starts are available. Suggested donation for plants ranges from $15. to $22.

Easy-to-Care-For Options, $15. each:

Exotic Options for Plant Lovers, $22. each: 

They’re ready to move into your home!

If you enjoyed the garden herbs, vegetables or flowers this year, consider donating to the 2021 fund. We were not able to hold any fundraisers this year, so we’re selling seedlings and appealing for donations.

Want to purchase a houseplant or make a donation?

After you send an email message to CVEarthlab@gmail.com, please send money electronically to Shari Rueckl via Venmo (@misssha ) .

Alternatively, you may leave an envelope with your doorman and send a message, with your name and address, to CVEarthlab@gmail.com, and one of us will pick it up. Or, submit a check, made out to Concord Village Owners Inc, to the office, noting that the money is for CVEarthlab Garden.

To learn more about CVEarthlab Garden, or get involved, go to CVEarthlab.com, where you’ll find information about membership, details on where the money goes, recent meeting notes, and garden photos.

Thank you.

Denise, Judith, Sandy, Shari, and Wendy, Core Committee Members

RELATED: Houseplant Seedlings for Sale!

Garden News, November 2020

13 Nov

Its that time of year, neighbors…Time to close down and winterize the CV Earthlab Garden.  We’ve pulled up the annual plants, but there are still culinary herbs in the standing bed outside the children’s play area behind 195 Adams. Snip some of the herbs that you’d like (you can dry and save them) as soon as possible, please; those beds will close later this month.

A Note About CVEarthlab Garden Fundraising

In a typical year, we host several fundraisers. Unfortunately, we were unable to hold any this year due to Covid-19 protocols. To try to fill the revenue gap, we’re selling a limited supply of houseplants: Aloe, spider, coleus and other plant starts are available via pre-order. Suggested donation for each plant is $15.00. – $22.00.

See pics of summer garden highlights via these links: April,  MayJuneJuly,  August

Thanks In Advance For Your Support!

Did you enjoy the garden this year?  The herb beds were popular, probably because residents were cooking at home during quarantine.  If you used the kitchen herbs, found joy in the blossoms, enjoyed the floral fragrances or the Monarch butterflies, please consider donating.

We hope the garden was a bright spot during a dreary year – and that it will be successful again in 2021.

If you’d like to preorder a houseplant or contribute money, you can do so several different ways.

  • Leave an envelope with your doorman and send a message, with your plant preference, name and address, to CVEarthlab@gmail.com One of us will pick it up from your doorman.
  • Submit a check, made out to Concord Village Owners Inc, to the office, noting that the money is for CV Earthlab Garden
  • Send money electronically to Shari Rueckl via Venmo (@misssha )

To learn more about CVEarthlab Garden, or get involved, go to CVEarthlab.com, where you’ll find information about membership, details on where the money goes, recent meeting notes, and garden photos.

Thank you.

Denise, Judith, Sandy, Shari, and Wendy, Core Committee Members

Related: Buy a Baby Houseplant, Nurture CVEarthlab Garden

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