Welcome to June in the garden. Hopefully with all the May rains – our plants will be growing fast in June!
UPDATES FROM THE GARDEN
REMINDER: Our Next Garden Work Session is June 11 at 10AM
We will have a communal garden experience with food and drinks!
- Vegetables Ready for Picking!
The communal and individual beds have produced a lot of beautiful vegetables. Please harvest from your beds and the communal beds as soon as possible. Items from the communal bed not harvested by Thursday, will be delivered to the seniors at the Towers.
Our last work session was on composting and thanks to Anne and Kim we have the compost area in great shape. Please check out the white board inside the shed for updates on what to compost where!
- Soil testing results
Much appreciation to Anne who had the soil at the garden tested for lead – we are happy to report we are lead-free!
- Front Gate
It appears that ‘someone’ hit the front gate and it needs to be repaired. Please make sure the gate is secured when you leave. Please use the budgie cord to secure the door until we get it repaired.
- Cleaning up the Garden
Several very strong ‘garden’ women & man filled the Cottage City pick-up trucks with all the old wood from the beds. We thank them for their hard work – Pat, Anne, Denise, Donna, John, Kendra!
- Picnic Tables
We are still in need of replacing our picnic tables – if you have one let us know.
- Grants and Fundraising
We recently submitted a grant to Home Depot for $5,000 in garden equipment and supplies and a request for donations to Behnke Nurseries. If you have any suggestions on grant or fundraising possibilities, submit them to us!
- Prince George’s County Agencies visit our Garden
The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council sponsored a Urban Agriculture tour of the area’s gardens. We were on the tour and our own Brittany of Prince George’s County Planning Department was in charge! The Zoning Rewrite team hit the road on Wednesday, May 4, to learn more about urban agriculture in Prince George’s County. Read more here