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New Community Gardening Ordinance!

Check out this interview synopsis on KERA – wonderful news!

What’s that thing in the sky??

Oh yes – SUN! So glad to finally see a little of it! Today was a day to get out and get my hands in the garden – and finally plant my onions. They’ve been sitting on my kitchen counter since January 1st,  so today was the day. They look a little worse for the wear, but they are IN THE GROUND!!Onions

Water!

And…the water is connected again!

We do need to be careful – the new faucet is not frost free, so it MUST be disconnected if there is a freeze warning.  Thanks for being patient 🙂

Fundraiser for the Garden

We have been so blessed with the growth of our garden! The portable is on the way out (if you haven’t seen it, they’ve removed the skirting and are prepping it for transport).

We now have 12 beds, 5 of which are 4x4s, the rest either 4×10 or 4×12, and all but one 4×4 are currently assigned!  Looks like we really need to expand, and hopefully thCrinum lilyis fundraiser will help us do that.

We’ve been selected by the Gallery at Midtown, which is at Valley View Mall, to be the beneficiary of their Art Walk on Saturday, October 18th. What that means is that we will have a table and provide information on the garden, and we’ll be collecting donations and also selling heirloom crinum lily bulbs. If you would like to help man the table, please shoot me an email – I’ll be there to set up at 5:30pm and we’ll be done at 10p.  If you’d lCrimun bulbike to come help for an hour and then walk around, that works too!  It’s a fun time and the artists are amazing (plus there is food and wine!)

If you haven’t seen the garden lately, stop by and take a look! Fall is the best time for gardening in Texas, and our beds are very happy with the weather!

Happy gardening!

Trish

Community Garden Workday Saturday Sept 20th – Come See Our Progress!

Happy Fall! We are getting ready for fall planting, and have some new beds installed just in time! A big thank you goes out to James Hynes, who completed his Eagle Scout project in support of our garden. James and his crew installed 5 new beds, cleaned out the demonstration bed, moved the leaf pile and created several new compost piles for us. In addition, they cleaned up the area so we could focus on planting – and it looks amazing!

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New beds just need soil and they’ll be ready for planting!

We currently have 13 beds – 5 4×4, 5 4×12 and three 4×8. Soil will be arriving soon to fill these new beds, so we are planning a garden workday for 7a-11a Saturday, September 20th. We are getting an early start to stay cool. We will have water and tools available – come join us!

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Lori Holder working with our Wild Wednesday group

The Holy Cross ESL program started up Wednesday and gave us an opportunity to give the children a tour of our facility to include the garden. We got to sample some chili pequin (hot hot hot) and talked about our plans for the garden.  We can’t wait to get started!

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Pics of our progress!

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Thank you!

We had a great workday on Saturday – got a lot done!  We have 5 beds installed and we planted some of the tomatoes and chard grown from seed by Annette Beadles.  Thanks go out to the following individuals:

Greg and Paula Ferguson

Nicole and Cade Cronin

Steve and Pat Montoux

Chris Holder

Thanks for your hard work!  Pics coming soon!