At the Garden: April 23, 2016

Volunteers from First Baptist, Chinese Bible Church, and Hancock helped this morning.

Weather: drizzly

Potatoes were planted here in the gullies of the hill piles above. Each week volunteers will check to see if the potato plants have started to poke through the soil. If yes, they will be buried again with the soil from the hillocks beside them.

Potatoes were planted here in the gullies of the hill piles above. Each week volunteers will check to see if the potato plants have started to poke through the soil. If yes, they will be buried again with the soil from the hillocks beside them.

 

Seed packets are organized in the barn, waiting for their turn to be planted.

Seed packets are organized in the barn, waiting for their turn to be planted.

 

You can see the progression of paths which now are defining more of the beds as they have been established. Poles in the back half are where the peas were planted.

You can see the progression of paths which now are defining more of the beds as they have been established. Poles in the back half are where the peas were planted.

 

Our excellent path builders. First put down wet newspapers and then cover with a layer of straw.

Our excellent path builders. First put down wet newspapers and then cover with a layer of straw.

One of our volunteers shared something new with us—how a weed we would have blithely tossed away is used in other cultures. The feathery green this volunteer is holding can be cooked along with ginger and soy to create a broth that sooths the tummy.

One of our volunteers shared something new with us—how a weed we would have blithely tossed away is used in other cultures. The feathery green this volunteer is holding can be cooked along with ginger and soy to create a broth that sooths the tummy.

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