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.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Garden Workday 8/19/10
Clematis and grapevine growing on the gazebo trellis. Photo by Loni Shapiro
Native Plant & Seed gave us a deal we couldn't resist for a new Arizona Walnut which will grace the Michael Moore Garden. David Hockman began work on repairing our pathways and mentioned that it went much faster when Karen was helping. They are all needing repair from the heavy rains we continue to get this season. Cynthia Katte worked on the compost and continued deadheading. Julie Holmes filled birdfeeders and baths and also worked on deadheading.
Julie Holmes deadheading the Shasta daisy. Photo by Loni Shapiro
Marcia Lamkin watered the house plants and helped Nancy and Laura in the MMG. I spent my time watering, weeding, and running out to get some sand for the pathways.
Nancy Palmer for helping with shipping on the willow bench and purchase of an Arizona Walnut.
Jean Hockman for the donation of some Naked Lady Amaryllis which we will pot and put on the sunporch for the winter (Zone 7-11).
New in the garden:
Arizona Walnut Tree
3 Fall Woods Asters (Pink/Purple/Blue)
Saturday, September 11, 9am-12pm - a weeding party
Saturday, October 23, 9am-12pm - fall bulb planting
Come join us in the garden on Thursday between 8am-12pm. We will continue to work on pathways, deadheading, watering as needed, weeding, and the Michael Moore Garden. Parking only available at the 1st Congregational Church on Turquoise just past Switzer Canyon Drive.
"What a magical place! I thought gardens like this only existed in dreams. Thank you for this beautiful gift." From Tending the Earth Mending the Spirit
Most of us who work at Olivia White Gardens can identify with this quote.