Gardens Founded in 2001 - Home in 2002
The garden crew is active from April-October and sometimes in November weather permitting. Work happens weekly throughout the garden season on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. It also is scheduled for one Saturday a month from April through October. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 6:00 am of the workday on this blog. You must attend a spring orientation to the garden and Northland Hospice & Palliative Care in order to work. A summary of the work that has been done is included on the blog. Look for weekly postings on this blog during the garden season.
Volunteering in the Garden
April 13, 11:30-1:30 Lunch and orientation for new volunteers at hospice and TB testing for all
April 16, 9:15-10 TB tests read and 10:00 garden orientation. First Thursday workday 9-12
April 20, First Monday workday 9-12
May 2, Saturday workday 9-12
If you are interested in volunteering, please email CrysWells@gmail.com.
Please note: TB testing is required annually for all garden volunteers.
If you have current TB results that were done by a physician or at a hospital, these may be submitted to Northland Hospice.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the volunteer coordinator Kathy Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a time for testing and orientation.
Friday, May 21, 2010
We had several visitors to the garden. Dave Hill and Zane brought out many residents to enjoy the garden. The local coordinator of Upward Bound came to see the garden and learn firsthand what her volunteers might be doing in the garden in June. We will have their help in June for two afternoons each week..
McCormick Rose from Nancy Palmer in honor of her parents
Bearded Iris - donor unknown
Tomatoes - Yellow Pear, Big Beef
Radishes - French Breakfast
Beets - Gourmet Blend
Bush Beans - Contender
Spinach - Bloomsdale
Carrot Baby - Little Finger
Corn - Spring Treat
Lettuce - Valentine, Gourmet Baby Greens, Farmers Market Blend, Q's Special Medley, Red Sails
Choke Cherry Tree
New Features in the Garden:
Lasagna Vegetable Bed
Informational Sign for residents and visitors
Our next workday will be May 27th from 8am-12pm. You are welcome to join us for any or all of that time. Plans for the day include: watering those beds not on drip, continuing clean up of cinders/pine needles, filling bird feeders and baths, planting 2 roses - 2 shrubs - and some hardy perennials and red runner beans, set timers for the drip system, and clean up of the greenhouse. We need to sort through what might be used for a Plant & Garden Sale in June. The following week we will be looking at thining some lambs ear/yarrow for the plant sale. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.