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 (email@example.com) to schedule a time for testing and orientation.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Garden Workday 8/5/10
Lavender - Photo by Aspen Crystal 2010
On a beautiful warm partly cloudy day in the garden much was accomplished. We had 12 of our regular gardeners helping. Gwen K. worked on planting, watering, and weeding. Linda Guarino, worked on the compost and weeding the new area for the Michael Moore Garden. Becky Lewis and Marcia Lamkin also worked on weeding and getting the bed ready for more soil and weed cloth. David Hockman transplanted some aspen trees into that garden from the aspen grove. Julie Holmes and Judith Chaddock weeded and Judith also deadheaded some lambs ear. Joe Harte worked on our trees, removing suckers and pruning. Carol Lease filled the bird feeders and baths, worked on leveling a large granite bath, hung a wind chime, and did a couple of plant tags. Laura Davis stayed at home and worked on our Michael Moore grant. Kay Balzer brought some plants from home and put them in the inferno strips and the native garden - pussy toes, and a variety of daisies.
Kay for the donation of several plants from home
Dana Prom Smith stopped by to check out the garden and visit with other Master Gardeners
New blooming in the garden:
White phlox in the moon garden, and Shropsire Lad climbing rose next to the arbor bench (David Austin rose)
Tomatoes (sweet 100 and juliet), zucchini, lettuce, and crookneck squash
On our next Thursday workday we will begin digging up iris, continue deadheading and weeding as needed, water as needed, make some lavender wands for the house, plant a shrub, and getting the beds ready for the Michael Moore garden.
Repairs are needed on the seed catch tray, and the native garden walkway.
Come join us on Thursday anytime between 8am-12p. Water and snacks provided along with tools and gloves. Bring any special tool you like to work with. Parking only in the 1st Congregational Church lot.
"There is not a blade of grass that shoots uninteresting to me."
Letter to Martha Jefferson Randall 1794