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The new shade structure / picnic table is up and ready for lunches & potlucks, thanks to Norma and her volunteers.
The Fox Point Community Garden is featured in a Providence Journal article by Tom Meade along with a picture of the great sculptures from the Steelyard by Bob Thayer.
The garden’s rules also call for organic growing methods. Chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are prohibited. In the three years that the garden has been growing, imported soil, compost, and decaying mulch have enriched the plots. The soil is black, and it feels rich. In some of the plots, the soil supported kale through the winter, and by early July, the plants had formed beanlike seed pods.
A decorative black, chain-link fence surrounds the garden. On the fence and in the some of the allotments, metal sculpture sprouts. A steel praying mantis guards one plot. Tibetan prayer flags grace two other plots.
In a corner, a colony of honey bees hums contently as its foragers fly beelines to gather nectar and pollen. Near the Seekonk River, the bees have access to nectar and pollen from late winter, when skunk cabbage blooms, to autumn when Japanese knotweed, goldenrod, and other wildflowers offer dark, robust nectar.
Happy Gardening -t
Hey all gardeners,
I will starting having weekly “office” hours at the garden. I will email everyone weekly to let you know when I will be there and to update everyone on garden news, events etc. This week I will be at the garden Monday between 6 and 7 pm. Come to ask any questions, see how you can get more involved, and help weed the terrace!
A few more things:
- Compost: right now we only have 1 set of compost bins (the compost bins at the south end of the garden need to be rebuilt), please follow the composting guidelines posted by the bins. As a reminder: NO weeds, diseased plants, egg shells, oils, meat or dairy. Please break up items into finger sized pieces before composting them. Also, we need more yard waste and less food waste so please bring some leaves to add!
- Work Day: Our next work day will be Tuesday August 11th from 5:00 – 6:30. We will be weeding, spreading wood chips, etc.
- If you would like to join the building committee and help re-build the compost bins email me with your name and number.
Mark your calendars…
- Work day – Tuesday August 11th @ 5pm
- Potluck Dinner – Thursday Aug 20th @6pm
- Potluck Dinner – Sunday Sep 13th @6pm
- Annual Fundrasier – Thursday Oct 22nd @6pm
Peace, kale, and cucumbers,
Title: Canning Class at Whole Foods
Location: Whole Foods on North Main
Description: More information can be found at their website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/university/storecalendar.php. There is a $5.00 donation required to attend the workshop, and please register soon because I believe there are 20 total spaces available for the workshop
Start Time: 7 PM
Date: Aug 19th, 2009
End Time: 9 PM