We all had a great time pulling up carrots and beets that had made it through the winter, planting peas and lots of lettuces, and weeding and cleaning up. The new wall is fabulous and it is going to really increase our planting space. We’re looking forward to seeing you all at our next work party, March 17 from 2-5 PM.
Our first 5 work and harvest parties for the year are scheduled for:
Saturday March 2, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sunday March 17, 2 – 5 PM
Saturday March 30, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sunday April 14, 2- 5 PM
Saturday April 27, 10 AM – 1 PM
WE HOPE YOU WILL COME JOIN US TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S GARDEN THE MOST ABUNDANT YET!
The Ravenna Community Garden is a place where neighbors work together and share the harvest!!
Our Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7 – 8:30 PM at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (except during summer break from school when we meet in the garden) Dates for 2013 are:
January 14 and 28
February 11 and 25
March 11 and 25
April 8 and 22
May 6 and 20 (1st and 3rd to avoid Memorial Day)
June 10 and 24
July 8 and 22
August 12 and 26
September 9 and 23
October 14 and 28
November 11 and 25
December 9 (no meeting Christmas week)
If you’ve been a part of this neighborhood, the Community Center, playfield, the School or Community Garden, come make your memories a part of the wall. Decorate your own Leaf-shaped tile with your memory and it will become a part of the neighborhood’s heritage. Donations gratefully accepted – small leaf $5, large leaf $10.
WHEN: Saturday OCTOBER 20 9:30 – 11 AM and Saturday NOVEMBER 17 9:30 – 11 AM
WHERE: Ravenna Eckstein Community Center
Materials and Instructions will be provided. Come out for a day of fun, creativity and sharing memories with your neighbors!!
We’ve already had 4 or 5 work parties, and now are deep into harvesting early greens, and herbs. We had a tutorial about keeping our Mason Bees for garden pollination, and we’re having a great time. It’s not the warmest spring on record (HA!!!), but things are still growing, and we’d love you to join us at our firs Summer Potluck on June 20 from 6 – 7:30. Hoping for sunny weather!!
Here are the days to come Work and Harvest with your neighbors, which are mostly first Saturdays and third Sundays, and dates for weeknight Potlucks in the garden to share the bounty of the Ravenna Community Garden in 2012
Garden Meeting – Thursday Sept 8, 7 PM at R-ECC
Garden Potluck – Thursday Sept 15, 5:30 in the Garden!
Garden Meeting – Monday Sept 26, 7 PM at R-ECC
2nd ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER – Saturday October 1, 2011 (see post above for details) Mark your calendars!
Â COME HELP MAKE THE GARDEN MORE BEAUTIFUL andÂ ”FRUITFUL”!
SUNDAY April 10- noon to 3PM – plant cabbage Bed #10, move dirt pile, re-position compost bins, BUILD SHED, weed and plant the herb border, install fencing around herb bed
SATURDAY April 30 – 2 – 5 PM – plant potatoes in separate containers, plant Bed #7 with root veggies, BUILD SHED, border plantings
In March we’ll be planting peas, blueberries,Â and fruit trees, as well as preparing beds for leafy greens. Pruning the old apple trees on the hillside is also on the agenda. SO COME ON DOWN on
SUNDAY MARCH 6 from 2 – 4 PM and
SATURDAY MARCH 19 -Â noon – 3PM
BRING TOOLS IF YOU HAVE THEM, AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IF THEY WANT TO GET TO KNOW THE GARDEN. PLENTY OF FUN FOR EVERYONE!!