Friday 5/24

Manager work hours are still on, depending on the weather. If it stays like it is now (cool, misty, slight drizzle), I will be there at about 6:45 or so until about 7:30 or dusk.

Meanwhile, I saw a recipe for Fava Beans, Mint & Feta on YouGrowGirl… it’s a good way to use up some of that mint that’s spreading like mad these days!  You can also dry it to use later, or make fresh mint tea. If you have any good uses for garden mint, give word!

YouGrowGirl also has an informative article on Lamb’s Quarters, a common “weed” which Norma pointed out is a nutritious and tasty addition raw or cooked. We added it to our stir fry and it was fantastic!



Friday Evening 5/17

Hello Gardeners & Wait List,

I’m writing to let you know that Justin & I will be at the garden tomorrow night to help “kick off’ the season with this fantastic warm weather.  The garden is almost completely full! There has been some shifting and finagling, but I believe that we are down to the last six plots.

For those of you on the wait list, this weekend (but preferably tomorrow) is your last chance. For those current gardeners waiting on a second plot, it is not likely I will be able to give you one, as the wait list is growing as each day gets progressively warmer.

With that said, those of you that have plots that appear in disarray should truly consider taking some time this weekend to make it appear tended, or it will be reassigned to one of the salivating resident gardeners who tend their plots willfully.   I mean this as a firm reminder of your commitment to the community at large, not so much as a threat.  It’s just your weeds are looking to multiply in your neighbor’s wanton, fertile soil, and, well, it’s just not fair to your neighbor to have to clean up after your mess.  So please, do your best to get down to the garden ASAP and put some time in.

For the majority of gardeners, thank you so much for all of your hard work! The garden is looking really great overall! We have a LOT of new faces and I look forward to seeing many of them over the weekend!

Also, a quick reminder: The Annual SSCLT Plant sale is this weekend. So go get your plantin’ on!

Most sincerely,

compost clarification


I just want to make sure everybody understands that the compost deliveries that have been made at the garden have been arranged privately by gardeners that have paid for it. This is an economical and environmentally friendly way to get compost to your plot (no plastic bags!) from a local source (7 Arrows Farm).
No garden funds have been used to purchase the compost, and so it is only to be used by those who paid into the order.
If you have picked up compost without paying for it, please get in touch with Greg, at gregdatseris [at] as he has been organizing the orders.
We’re working on a garden-wide solution for 2014, but for now, you’ll want to get in touch with Greg if you want to participate.
Thanks so much for your understanding.

Thursday w/ Norma


We have a board meeting scheduled for 6:00 on Thursday night. I made the schedule before my schedule changed just a bit, so I would like to change the meeting to 6:40pm on Thusday. I’ll be coming in from Pawtucket at 6pm and should be able to be at the garden by 6:30, latest at 6:45.
After the meeting, I can work with anybody on the wait list. I have only a few plots available, and I’m looking to get them all booked this weekend. So I’ll also be around Friday evening, and maybe even Saturday.  So let’s talk!
Thank you so much for all your work at the garden thus far. Everything looks really great!
From Norma:

Our first load of lumber has been used up.  The orangeflags mark the plots that are in need of repair or replacement. Persons who wish to have help improving their plot markers should come to the garden during Thrsay office hours and be on hand to ear and help with the improvements needed.