I hope you had a great holiday weekend! This Saturday, Carrie Myers will be at the garden discussing Pollinator/Native Plants! Please come out for this educational workshop. We will also have a business meeting to discuss updates on our irrigation system and signage project, 2018 Harvest Party, and our End of the Season Closeout. Our meeting will start at 9:00am and the workshop will begin at 10:00am. Please invite neighbors and friends to this event!
Now is a perfect time to begin to plant your cold winter vegetables. Broccoli, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, Radishes, Collards and Carrots are all great to put down in the bed now.
As we start to transition to fall, I wanted to share some tips for sprucing up your garden for the end of the season. Read the 10 tips for preparing for Fall on the Farmer’s Almanac: https://www.almanac.com/content/10-fall-cleanup-tips-better-spring-garden
PIPPIN SAUCE RELEASE PARTY – September 22nd.
Finally, I wanted to invite EVERYONE to attend the launch of the Soilful’s Pippin Sauce on Saturday, September 22 at the Up Top Acres Farm in Washington, DC. This year, the Cottage City Community Garden partnered with @soilfulcitydc to grow and harvest Fish Peppers for Soilful’s Pippin Sauce. Fish Peppers are a native to the Caribbean and became popular in the Baltimore Region in the 19th Century in the fish and oyster houses. It was the secret! Artist and War Veteran Horace Pippin was instrumental in helping to save the plants and seeds; as he was trying to use them to treat his arthritis (yes peppers can help with that!) We’re excited to be a part of this effort to preserve local history, make new history and reconnect the Chesapeake’s Historic Foodways to the food stories of today. Register here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soilfuls-pippin-sauce-launch-party-tickets-49477084291