Quimper Grange – May 2019

 

Quimper Grange May Garden Report J

June 6, 2019

Crops Harvested May 2019:  127.75

Volunteer hours May 2019: 70.25 logged

 

Water has been turned on in the greenhouses and garden, but the irrigation project is not complete. We continue to use rainwater runoff as much as possible, but would need to refer to last year’s figures as a best guesstimate for water use. Jo Y.  is working on this around the availability of the volunteer who is donating and installing the system.

Highlights: The Food Coop had designated the Foodbank Farm and Gardens for a second year, as a recipient of donations from their beans for bags project for May and June.

Sam is working to complete the sheet mulching beyond the lettuces. Next year, this task may be a good one for a work party.

Stephen has planted Jo’s tomatoes and interplanted carrots in Hoop House 2; Hoop House 1 is ready for cukes. The new sturdier irrigation hose is in place here.

We have added Anika as a new volunteer from Peninsula College. Her interest grew from her experience at the Grant Street garden in elementary school and from the High School garden.

Also, Martha has joined the team, having had her own organic farm in Toronto and is currently helping all around, with a strong interest in planning the seeding and planting cycles, that continue to challenge us.

 

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