We’ve had three great workdays the past two weeks with lots of help from garden volunteers! Activities included weeding the beds and pathways, cleaning out summer plants, mulching pathways, incorporating compost into beds, and planting plenty of seeds and sprouts.
Last week we put in beet and carrot seeds and broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale sprouts. This week we planted swiss chard, spinach, arugula and kohlrabi seeds. These vegetables are all considered “cold crops” that grow well in the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall.
In appreciation for their work, volunteers took home some fresh produce after each workday. Harvests included tomatoes (the delicious yellow cherry tomatoes are still producing!), potatoes, swiss chard, green beans, kale, green beans, and herbs.
Special thanks to Twin Springs Farm in Nelson County for the generous donation of sprouts and seeds for the workdays!
For the remainder of the fall we will have regular garden times on Tuesdays from 9:30am – 11:00am and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm. Some weeks these will be workdays, some will feature guest speakers, and some will just be open times for exploring the garden, asking questions, and catching up with each other! Look for more information soon about upcoming events.