Garden Report – August 26th

We had another great day at the garden on Saturday with about 11 or 12 folks working today. We had a couple new folks, but mostly “regulars” volunteering. Absolutely perfect weather, blue skies, crisp air.

We had an astonishing 94 pounds of tomatoes go over to pantry today – and after the carts left someone . . . → Read More: Garden Report – August 26th

Love What Matters

“20 or so years ago my friend Iva’s grandmother lost her diamond engagement ring while farming/gardening on her family’s land near Armena (Camrose), Alberta, Canada. After many tears and hours of searching, she never did find the ring. In the end, she used her own hard earned money to replace the ring and never told . . . → Read More: Love What Matters

Garden Report – August 19th

It was a beautiful day to be working at the garden this morning. Perfect temperatures, blue sky with a few clouds, low humidity and a good amount of dew still on the grass as we arrived.

Carla is on vacation visiting grandkids this week, but we had a great crew today of about 16 very . . . → Read More: Garden Report – August 19th

From Garden to Food Pantry: June 17, 2017

Harvesting at the Garden

Carting the harvest to the food pantry

Donnalee, who often volunteers at the Garden on Tuesday afternoons was was waiting for our delivery at the Food Pantry.

 

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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 . . . → Read More: At the Garden: May 20, 2017

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!

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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 . . . → Read More: At the Garden: April 15, 2017

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