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3pm Today: Harvest Herbs for Holiday Gift Sachets

4 Nov

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Plant Sale At The Old Stone House Sat May 5, 10am to 2pm

26 Apr

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Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?

18 Mar

Found on native milkweed while pruning today:  A specimen that looks like it could be a pupa or some type of chrysalis.

We’ll investigate.

In the meantime, does anyone have a butterfly net or pop up display cage where we can place it outside?

Related stories: Plants In Our Butterfly-Friendly Garden ; June 2013 Caterpillar Spottings; Even Our Small Garden Can Help Native Bees! ; Monarch Butterfly Plants In Our Midst

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Early June in the Garden

7 Jun

Photo: Ezra Schultz

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Butterfly Sighting On CV Grounds!

29 May

I saw this Red Admiral and his friend frolicking on the path in between 195 Adams and 215 Adams Streets. It’s the same area I’ve seen early season butterflies for the last couple seasons.  Keep your eyes peeled for caterpillars!  –DeniseIMG_8315

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Signs Of Life On The Ground

21 Mar

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Presenting…Live from Brooklyn, the CVEarthlab Salad Bar!

6 Mar

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Placement and contents are both temporary. Looks like we may need to purchase more container soil or create our own mix. –Denise

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Mulch Stars To Salute

17 Jan

Connor and dad Matt show how it’s done!
There’s still plenty in the mulch pile to be moved inside the fence where it can act as playground safety surfacing and help prevent serious fall injuries.
Big thanks to the handful of brave parents, Peter D., Ansley S., Adam L., + Mike D., who dug in and took wood chips into the play area. Shovels and a rake remain near the shed (on the raised bed) and can be used at any time– every scoop over the fence helps. Thanks!

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Many Thanks! Plus, A Call For Recipes

6 Oct

A big thank you to all the residents who contributed to Saturday’s wonderful Potluck Party & Garden Fundraiser. The food was fabulous, and we had a nice time in the community room despite the windy, wet weather outside.

While you’ve been generous already, we’d like to ask for your recipes. If you made and shared something, and you are willing to share the recipe, please send it via email to cvearthlab@gmail.com for publication on this blog. Thanks.

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Rain Or Shine! Either Way We’ll Need A Headcount

1 Oct

RSVP are due! Please sending a note to cvearthlab@gmail.com if you plan to join us. Thank you.

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