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You’re Invited! Fundraiser Saturday, 10.3.15 at 4pm

26 Sep

It’s been too long since we celebrated the garden and the gardeners!

Join your neighbors for a potluck party and fundraiser on Saturday October 3rd. We will celebrate the harvest and the end of a successful season with garden-inspired dishes and start to fuel the next season. Guests are invited to bring a savory dish to share and a suggested donation of $10. per person. CVEarthlab members: Please bring annual dues along with a dish.

A community garden needs everyone’s commitment to keep it going strong! Most of the garden costs relate to replenishing and maintaining safe soil. Learn more about where the money goes, as well as other donations and help needed on a regular basis, here. Get recipes and see photos from previous parties here.

To RSVP, send a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Thank you.


Can You Spy the Butterfly?

6 Jun
Look in the upper lefthand corner--I think it's an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!

Look in the upper lefthand corner–I think it’s an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!


Such excitement this afternoon! I spotted this butterfly around 1230pm Friday afternoon, while I was walking from the play area toward Adams Street. My smartphone photos aren’t great, but upon inspection, I think this is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Thoughts?


As we’ve seen firsthand, these and other butterflies like to lay eggs on host plants like our carrot, fennel, and dill so the newly hatched caterpillars have food to eat. (Before they start their transformation into pupae/ crysalis. )

I’m so happy to see all the growth in the garden, and the results of some of the Joe Pye, Goldenrod, Aster and other butterfly nectar and butterfly host plants we’ve planted.  I hope to be able to label them all (along with images of the butterflies they support) in time for the garden fundraiser party on June 21st.   –Denise

The butterfly isn't squashed, she's just got her wings extended in flight over the sidewalk behind 215 Adams.

The butterfly isn’t squashed, she’s just got her wings extended in flight over the sidewalk behind 215 Adams.

ISO Supplies + Volunteers for Informational Event 5.31

23 May


You’ll be seeing flyers for the upcoming “Get to Know the Garden!” party very soon.  On Friday May 31st, in the evening, CVEarthlab will host an informal gathering for any CV resident (including those who don’t have small children) who is interested in learning about the garden and the communal herb beds/pots we plan to offer.

Of course all CVEarthlab’ers are invited and encouraged to attend — and to pitch in!  Please post a comment if you’d like to volunteer time on Friday the 31st. We’ll need some volunteer grown ups and kids to show off the plantings, raised beds, terraces and our fancy custom-crafted cold frame — or to help with refreshment set up or clean up. Fred is hoping to donate some wine (woot!) but we’ll also need supplies and loaners such as serving glasses (preferably recyclable plastic), fresh fruit, water pitchers and maybe even some upright lawn chairs. I’ll have more specific information early next week, after we get a sense of headcount, but for now, please consider if and how you might want to be part of this event. The party is rain or shine, we’ll be inside the community room if the weather isn’t nice.

I’m pretty excited–it will be nice to present such a positive project to the community! Thanks so much!  -Denise

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