Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hello 4 Season City Farm Volunteers:

The season is in full swing!

Now join us on Wednesdays evenings from 5:30-7pm at one of the following gardens to plant and cultivate. Mark you calendars!

  • Wednesday June 25th 5:30pm @ The Garden of Champions @ the corner of Champion Ave. & E. Mound St.
  • Wednesday July 2nd 5:30pm @ Sunflower Alley @ the corner of Bryden and Ohio Ave.
  • Wednesday Jully 9th 5:30pm @ The Garden of Justice @ the corner of Carpenter and Cherry, behind the Police Substation on E. Main St.
We will supply the tools and the project. Bring garden gloves(if you have them), a hat, and water.

Garden Update: We've been planting since early April and now as we continue to plant summer crops there is also a lot of weed cultivation to be done among the early crops. This time of the year there is a delicate balance of planting and maintaining what has been planted. We have some great new tools this year for cultivating the weeds when they are only inches high, not feet! Cultivating at the right time can save a gardener hours! We have begun to harvest peas, collards, lettuce, and herbs. This week we will also be harvesting radishes too. The harvests have been sold to The Black Creek Bistro and The Bexley Market. We've donated to The Community Kitchen at St. John's Center. We look forward to donating to the Salvation Army Food Pantry on E. Main St. this week as well. Look for our booth at the Near East Farmer's Market on 18th St. next to the Blackburn Rec. Center every Saturday starting June 21st through October.

This season we have 11 community gardens! If anyone is interested in their own plot, we have some areas set aside at The Garden of Freedom at the corner of E. Mound and Carpenter St. Please let me know ASAP! Every Saturday we meet at the Garden of New Freedom at 913 E. Mound St. to plant and cultivate from 9am- 1pm. There are other gardeners in their gardens on Satudays too and volunteers can stop by New Freedom for directions to these gardens.

Thanks again for your continued support of this project! Volunteers make all the difference!

Leslie Markworth
Community Garden Organizer

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