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!

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!

Springing Up!

At long last, a few pictures from inside the greenhouse! What we’ve got growing: lettuces, kale, swiss chard, broccoli raab, snap peas, radishes, herbs, and other salad fixin’s. We also received 6 tomatoes ahead of schedule from RainCoast Farms! There’ll be more to come in May when we move the salad greens outside to make way for lots of heat-loving tomatoes and basil in the hoop house. 

Join us next Wednesday for another work day, 10-3 at the garden!