Monthly Archives: May 2012

Garden Updates — Asparagus & Strawberries Planted

Hello Everyone!

We had a great turnout last Saturday. We accomplished a great deal! The new area is tilled and ready to go. Thank you to Bob Cullen again for the use of the tiller! It was great to meet Jamie, and he was a big help. Also thanks to Steve Caskie and Mike Walters for their help in finishing up the area and dumping the chunks of sod.

Rich & Alicia helped me plant the 75 Asparagus plants and 25 Strawberries. Believe it or not with all this rain they’ve managed to perk up already. I was out this evening and ran into Sue Kiefner and her kids, it was great see them excited about the garden too. While I was out there I watered the asparagus and buried them up to their crowns again. It anyone gets out there in the next few days, could you possibly do the same. We keep mounding up the dirt until we are back to ground level.

I will be out of town this weekend, but you all are welcome to have a work day without me, I know the fencing still needs some final touches, such as securing the fencing to the posts with wire strands, and prehaps some other minor adjustments. I also know we need to come up with a plan for mapping out the new area, and deciding how we can best share the area. Also noticed a few plots are overrun with weeds, and look like they haven’t been tended yet. This weekend might be a great opportunity to start that, as it’s almost time for plants like tomatoes and peppers.

We should probably have a meeting at the church too in the near future to coordinate tasks and talk things out. I will start by planning for another work day on May 26th at 10:00AM.

Thanks again, I’m thankful for each one of you and all your contributions to this project, and I can’t wait until we get our first big harvest!

Also below are some pictures from this season so far.

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Thanks,
Jason & Jaimee

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Garden Updates & Workday — 05/12/2012

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Gasland movie. We had a good number of people in attendance, and had lots of questions and answers.

If you have not been up to the garden in the last day or so, you will notice that the garden is completely enclosed by the fencing. A tremendous thank you to Andy Hurysz & Ron Horiszny as they have done most of this work on this project, and without it we would be in rough shape.

With that said we have some finishing work that may include wiring the fencing to the posts and coming up with an additional deer deterrents. We have a few ideas, including aluminum pie pans, or hair from a barbershop in a mesh bag. Any other ideas might be helpful too. I need one or two volunteers to help put the finishing touches on the fencing.

We also need to find some volunteers willing to help mow the garden area. Thus far Andy has been doing most of the work, and it’s a task that we all should be helping with, it doesn’t take long, maybe 20 minutes. If you are interested in lending a hand let me know and we can come up with a schedule.

Also a thank you to Jane Cook, as she has been watering everyone’s plants, which has also been a tremendous help.

I’d like to Schedule a workday this coming Saturday, May 12th at 10:00AM. The new area is coming along, but we still need to do some work in regards to cleaning it up and making it till-able (is that even a word?!?!).

Glad to see the rain, we definitely need it!

Hope to see you this weekend.
Jason

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GASLAND SCREENING REMINDER — May 5th 2012 – 7PM

Hello Everyone!

Just a friendly reminder, that we will be having our screening of Gasland this Saturday (May 5th @ 7:00PM). We will be featuring a Q&A session following the movie with LV Gas Truth Organizer, Julie Edgar.

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Interesting Article about planting

http://www.wfmz.com/news/Sunrise/Are-you-ready-for-some-planting/-/409464/12536194/-/9jiw1vz/-/index.html

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