The garden veggies are growing beautifully! Greens have been producing for a while. Fruits like tomatoes have been ripening! Fifty pounds of Chinese cabbage was harvested and brought to the food bank last week. We planted the beds of our neighbors across the street at the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital with collard greens, swiss chard and lettuce for their animals. And we purchased and planted a lychee tree to grow up with us and provide fruits and shade for our sitting area!
Lee got and planted the lychee tree!
Folks, we are full: ALL our plots have been rented for the season. We have happily growing plants and gardeners… The weather is delicious and it is so beautiful in the garden. Come visit and see the tomatoes ripening, cool-season baby lettuces sprouting, bold cabbages emerging…. beautiful flowers all around, and butterflies… We hold yoga in the garden twice a month, with gatherings after. We do planting and maintaining in the general areas together. We are very grateful for the talented and dedicated new crop of gardeners we have gathered this season. Welcome to all of you!
We welcome our enthusiastic and knowledgeable new gardeners who have already made a difference! People are busy preparing and planting their plots, nurturing seedlings and new relationships.
Our first Yoga in the Garden was on Sunday, October 13. See the event on the front page of the Coral Springs Forum. And see the photo below!
This coming Sunday, October 27, we will have our next Yoga in the Garden, at 9:30, followed by garden work and a potluck. See you in the garden!
And here we go again! The 5th year of the garden. Wow! If you would like to find out about having a garden plot and you haven’t yet spoken to any of the garden coordinators please email us your information and interest at email@example.com, and we will get in touch with you. If you are already on the waiting list, we will be contacting you soon. If you have spoken to us and are signing up for your plot – for the first or repeat time – you can download the new contract by clicking on the page at the top of this blog. Please send the contract and a check, following the directions in the contract.
We will be letting people know when we will be meeting and orienting new and “old” gardeners in the next few weeks.
If you are interested in volunteering in the community garden, please also send us an email letting us know.
Garden member Lee writes: Harvested 12 lbs of bush beans today. Probably will have 2 more pickings. If they were selling at $3.00 / lb , that’s $36.00. Not bad for the price of a packet of seeds. I didn’t add any fertilizer just some compost from the bins we have. I sowed the seeds on 2/11/13. Very easy to grow and they like the heat. I will bring them to the food pantry on Tuesday. That brings our total food donations to 236 lbs including Diane & Ron’s tomatoes
Come join us in the garden for a celebration gathering. Bring a chair and something for the potluck. 3 to 5 pm. See you there!
On Saturday morning, Feb 2, Mckay Showalter, of Coral Springs Troop 27, did the Eagle scout project he’s been designing, planning and gathering materials and support for, with the support of his Scout Troop and their families, the Rotary Club, and members of the garden. This is a win for him, for the scouts doing their community service, the families who came out and participated, and of course for us! Approximately sixty people attended!
They cleared the path of weeds and big sticks and stones, and smoothed it
and cleared and smoothed…..
Good thing many hands make light work!
They put down a liner
And voila! A gravel path!