Here’s some info from a gardener, “Be on the lookout for the Mexican Bean Beetle. My green beans were decimated by them. I spent an hour tonight removing them, uprooting my infected plants to drag far far away from the garden. The pupae are about a quarter of an inch to a half inch long, bright yellow with dark spines sticking up on their backs. When they are mature they look like a lady bug and in fact are one of rare bad lady beetle species.”
Greetings! If you’d like to help with the planning of the Harvest Party, or volunteer to help on the day of the event, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Mark your calendars for the date: OCTOBER 22ND 6PM 32 SHELDON ST.
Growing Fall Crops, a workshop run by the Brown Community Garden, 135 Angell St. Wed. Oct. 7th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Fall clean-up/workday Oct. 15th 5:00 – dusk. Come to the garden for an afternoon of clean-up work. We’ll weed the pathways and other general areas. Help sort and organize the tool shed. Attendance will be taken. (All gardeners are required to help out at one spring and one fall work day)
Harvest Party and Fundraiser! Thursday, October 22, 6:00-8:00pm. It’s a giant potluck with cider and seltzer provided plus a cash bar. Live music, dancing, silent auction!
Final Workday and Garlic Planting: Nov 14th, 5pm-dusk. Get everything cleaned out of your plot and learn what you can put in it over the winter. Gardeners who come will be given garlic cloves to plant in their plot and we’ll also plant them in the terrace!
Putting your Beds to Bed for the Winter, a workshop run by the Brown Community Garden, 135 Angell St. Wed. Dec. 2nd 6:30-7:30pm.
Have you thought about what you’d like to donate for the Harvest Party auction? Send your idea to me. On the day of the party please bring your item (or if you cant bring it bring something that describes or represents it).
Yesterday was the autumnal equinox, and today is the first full day of fall! It’s a tasty period of transition. We should appreciate those summer fruits now (cherry tomatoes, peppers, husk cherries, and tomatillos!) while also welcoming the hearty harvests that sustain us through colder weather.
The days are going to shorten – so I know I’m planning to spend time in the garden while I still can. Here are our upcoming events:
Workshop on Winter Growing:Wednesday October 7, 6:30- 7:30pm, hosted by the Brown Community Garden, 135 Angell St.
HARVEST PARTY AND FUNDRAISER, Oct 22, 6pm 32 Sheldon St.
End of season workday: date TBA
We are still accepting donations of produce for Camp St. Ministries. Here’s what we donated a couple weeks ago. Detailed notes of what can be harvested from your plot can be left in the envelope posted to the bulletin board. You can also email Renee: email@example.com
I still need more auction items from all of you! This is your chance to help out in the fundraiser – the money will go to making our garden a better place. Please email me details about the auction item you can donate ASAP. Remember it can be a service, a gift certificate, a skill you’ll share, something you make, etc. And don’t forget to save the date of our party: 10-22!
Here’s a message from the Community Garden Network Coordinator Erika Rumbley:
Saturday’s forecast looks gorgeous!
See you all for our Open Garden Day & Potluck!
OPEN GARDEN DAY, SEPT 19, 1-4 pm
Take a self-guided tour! A dozen of Providence’s most beautiful, community spaces are opening their gates. Take a look at the poster below & pick a few gardens to visit.
INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK, SEPT 19, 5-7 pm
After the tour, head over to BRIDGHAM COMMUNITY GARDEN & bring a dish to share! We’re inviting all of Providence’s community gardeners to come together for the first time. The Bridgham Community Garden is at the corner of Westminster Street & Bridgham Street, on the West Side of Providence.
Hosted by the Greater-Providence Community Garden Network & Southside Community Land Trust.
Questions? Call Erika at 273-9419 ext. 30.