Garden Visit 3/20

Hello all! I visited the garden today to water the plants and seedlings and make sure everything was all right.

I saw that many of the tomato seedlings had been transplanted into the beds and had established themselves quite well!

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I really like the addition of the educational signs about the plants growing in the garden – they have some interesting and useful info about which plants can be planted together and also some nutritional information, like vitamin content. They make the garden seem even more organized and aesthetically pleasing than it already is!

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Plants are blooming and bolting and it’s all beautiful! I saw some new strawberries, many citrus blooms, baby blueberries and pea greens (those things grow fast!). Can’t wait to visit again after spring break and see the progress.

One thing that might be troublesome is all the pinecones on the ground – they make it difficult/potentially dangerous to walk around. I cleared some out of the way.

If you’re going to be in westwood over spring break please stop by to water the garden!

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garden visit 3/19

garden visit 3/19

Went to the garden and again there were people just out there chilling on the table and on the grass around it. Its nice that there is a relaxing place to go that is pretty secluded and has some unique scenery to look at. I took a picture of the strawberry plant which is my favorite. Wish it would already make some more already.


Garden Visit 3/18

Garden Visit 3/18

Went to the garden and checked things out. Another gloomy day but the cool weather made it nice. I turned the compost and added some water to it. There were a lot of little critters in it which was cool to see. There was also a family having a picnic by the garden and some kids checking the plants out which was fun to see.


Garden 3/16

Garden 3/16

I went to the garden to water and check things out. It was pretty overcast in comparison to the few days prior. There were pinecones everywhere and it was pretty sad to seem them in the planters. A lot had fallen from the trees onto the plants and I’m not really sure whether or not it damaged the plants or not.


Studying at the Garden 3/15

It was such a beautiful day today, so I decided to do some of my studying at the garden. I was planning on watering the plants, but Andrew had just stopped by earlier to water them. I just walked around to check on things. The garden looks absolutely marvelous! I am so happy! I especially love the pea plant supporting structures. They make the garden look so artsy. 

 

 

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I noticed the thai chili that was growing near the entrance. I didn’t realize we were growing some! I love thai chili! I can’t wait. 

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Also, I also noticed how the potatoes are sprouting very well. 

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I truly enjoyed this class and sad that it’s over. But on the brighter side, the garden is always open. Just because the class is over does not mean that you cannot visit the garden. Please stop by whenever, we would really love all the help we can get! Our garden work parties are on Saturdays from 2-4pm and Sundays from 2pm-Sunset, so come for however long you want! Hope to see you there! 


Garden visit 3/15

It was a pretty warm day, despite the fog that just rolled in. I had to water the beds several times, especially the ones without mulch.

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~15 minutes after first water. Should we throw mulch over the other beds too?

Besides the heat, it was an uneventful visit.


Combating Food Waste

I participated in Food Forward this weekend, along with Jen, who coordinated the whole thing.  It was really interesting to see how some organization and volunteering can switch up our established food economy and cut back on some of our food waste and hunger problems. Then I came upon this article on Grist: http://grist.org/food/plate-tech-tonics-how-smartphones-can-help-stop-food-waste/  It gives an interesting look at other groups that are redistributing the food economy, like Food Forward. Worth reading!