At the Garden: May 20, 2017

Volunteers: a Lexington Brownie troop

Weather: Sunny, dry, 60s to 70s

We were delighted to be joined this morning by an enthusiastic troop of about 8 Brownie scouts and parents helping at the Garden this morning. For some, this was a repeat volunteer opportunity. For others, this was the first time they were learning about the Garden. When Carla asked who wanted to do some of the harvesting, all hands shot up in the air.

For more photos of the day and this year’s progress, please visit our Photo Gallery!

Season 8 First Harvest: April 29, 2017

Volunteers from: Chinese Bible Church, Pilgrim, First Parish, Hancock, First Baptist and the Lexington Catholic Community

Weather: sunny and in the 60s

Tasks: Harvest asparagus, rhubarb, mint and chives; deliver our first harvest to the Lexington Food Pantry; water seedlings; and weed

Season 8’s first harvest and delivery team!

At the Garden: April 15, 2017

Volunteers from Follen, Hancock, and the Lexington community

Weather: Sunny and 50s

Tasks for Saturday:

Find the first vegetable already pushing up through the soil ( hint: it’s asparagus as seen to the right )

Construct bean and pea pole structures in the small garden, Plant onions, peas and some Chinese pea pods, Spread more manure, Reinforce the fence, Clean out berry patch canes, Water for the bees.

For more photos of this year’s progress, please visit our Photo Gallery!

 

Our Eighth Season Begins!

After a number of weather cancellations, we finally got to work on Tuesday, April 4th and Saturday, April 8th. Volunteers emptied compost bins, cleaned tools, pumped air into the wagon wheels, shoveled compost and cleaned up the barn. Asparagus is already on the way! For more photos of the . . . → Read More: Our Eighth Season Begins!

Michael Pollan’s Ideas on Gardening and Gardens

We are going to be opening the garden on March 25th this year, weather permitting. Here are some of Michael Pollen’s ideas about why gardening (and composting) is such a wonderful activity – to tide you over for the next three weeks till opening day. – Mark Sandeen

Here’s the thing: It’s seldom that such . . . → Read More: Michael Pollan’s Ideas on Gardening and Gardens

Year End Harvest Wrap Up

In our 7th season at the garden, we delivered 1,740 pounds of produce to the food pantry. Our second best year! That compared to 1,666, 2015, 1,541, and 1,637 pounds of produced delivered by this time for the last four years.

At the top of the list was 221 pounds of bok choy, 217 pounds . . . → Read More: Year End Harvest Wrap Up

At the Garden: 9/10/16

Volunteers from: Redeemer, Follen, Grace, Hancock, Catholic Community and First Baptist

Weather: warm and muggy

Our harvest totaled 95 pounds going over to the Lexington Food Pantry: zucchini, yellow squash, delicate squash, tomatoes, bok choy, Swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, radishes, broccoli, arugula, green peppers, parsley, basil, sage, tarragon

Drama at the Garden . . . → Read More: At the Garden: 9/10/16

Harvest Report – August 13th

So far this year we are off to a record start with 887 pounds of produce delivered to the food pantry, compared to 661, 843, 871, and 850 pounds of produced delivered by this time for the next best four years.

At the top of the list so far is 174 pounds of bok choy, . . . → Read More: Harvest Report – August 13th

At the Garden – July 30, 2016

Volunteers from: Hancock, Chinese Bible Church, Follen, LDS, First Baptist Weather: It’s summer, so sunny and warm!

Harvest: over 150 pounds of bok choy, basil, beets, radishes, carrots, purslane, onions, garlic, arugula, potatoes, tomatoes, Swiss chard, lettuce, green onions, broccoli tenders, zucchini, eggplant, cucumbers and probably more that I can’t remember! We sent . . . → Read More: At the Garden – July 30, 2016

At the Garden – July 9, 2016

Wonderful day at the garden with volunteers from LDS, First Parish, Redeemer, Chinese Bible Church and Follen!

From the Garden…

To the Lexington Food Pantry…