In my last post I promised I’d put up pictures of the completed raised beds built for use this semester in the Sustainable Food Systems Ex-College class. Well between that moment and right now- we’ve also received a truck-full of soil from Cambridge Bark and Loam, built a hoop house (that I hope Alex and Carolyn will write more about), cleaned up the garden a little, and planted some yumyums.
The Sustainable Food Systems Class’ raised beds, constructed Saturday, September 17th and filled with soil Thursday, September 22nd:
The next Monday (when the class is held), they planted some seeds, labeling the frame as they went.
The next time I took my camera to the garden, they had sprouted!
Also in that time Alex and Carolyn led the construction of a hoop house:
And when we got the soil to move into the beds we also cut the grass around the garden to use it as mulch and transplanted some radishes:
And we applauded our peas:
But we still have more soil, more wood for another raised bed, and even a couple existing open spots in beds if someone wants to plant something!
What’s coming up?
-Planting herbs in recycled containers for winter growing skill share on Wednesday, Oct 5 at the Farmers’ Market 11:30 – 1:30, lower Campus Center patio. If you wanna help out, just show up! Bring some recycled containers if you can!
-Liam’s lookin to make some cider. Let him know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you find any solid wood (2×4′s or bigger) that we can fashion a simple press out of- or if you just wanna help out! Might be scroungin for apples tomorrow, Oct 2!
-We need to put up some shelves and hook in the shed so things are organized! Again- if you find any wood scraps, shelf braces, or hooks, let me know (email@example.com)! We’ll probably try to install at least a couple of shelves on Columbus Day.
-People are on watering schedule. If you want to help out with that, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just contact her because she’s super cool and you should probably want to meet her.
-If you do anything or even just check in on the garden, write it in the log! It’s a testament to all the work we put into this little patch! We’re going to try to scan some of the pages to put up on the blog soon!