It’s time. Tomorrow we’ll start doing a big garden clean up, pulling out most of the tomatoes (we can still let the green ones ripen off the vine!), and replanting the greenhouse beds with hardy winter greens. Afterwards there’ll be another VOLUNTEER LUNCH at NOON, complete with a big, beautiful garden salad and other goodies. Come on by! P.S.- Have you seen our spiffy new worm bin?? This isn’t it, but it looks exactly like this one and was installed during last week’s vermiculture workshop presented by Jefferson County Public Works and WSU Master Gardeners. We can’t wait to start some serious composting!

Time for Reflection

We had our first real sit-down volunteer lunch last Wednesday, in an effort to do a little reflection and planning as the season begins to wind down. Thanks to everyone who was able to be there–your input and insight was very helpful. (check out the new “Wish List” page on the top of the blog…updated after our discussion!)

The number of things we wanted to talk about as a group, as well as how much fun it was to sit down and eat good food together inspired the installation of bi-monthly volunteer lunches. So mark your calendars, these gatherings will take place every two weeks this fall! Next up: September 12th at Noon! See you there (new or aspiring volunteers welcome!!)

Real Summer. And NEWS!

Well folks, looks like summer has finally arrived. And with it the tomatoes are rapidly ripening, squashes are filling out, and the greens have been looking a little droopy under the hot (!) afternoon sun. Meanwhile, our fall planting is well underway, with more more more greens of all kinds, carrots, beets, and the next round of peas popping up out of the ground.

As usual, we’ll be in the garden next Wednesday morning starting at 9am to harvest and work on a few projects.


ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDARS INTREPID VOLUNTEERS (AND those of you who are interested in volunteering in some way in the future!!): On Wednesday AUGUST 29TH at 12pm we’ll have a volunteer meeting at the Mt. View food bank garden. It would be GREAT if everyone could make it so we can all meet one another, and talk about what’s working, what can be improved, etc. as we launch into the fall/winter season. LUNCH will be provided! If you have anything specific you’d like to add to the “agenda” for that meeting, email Ellen at [email protected]

Oh! One more thing–the most important! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all of the work, sweat, and expertise you’ve brought to this little garden. We’re growing good things for our community, thanks to all of you!