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Triple project event

Friday was a day of poetry, invention and medicinals in the garden. Three different project groups from the English section shared their work on a lovely sunny if pollenous afternoon. We had Wordsworth and Dickenson, thyme jelly and cold angelica tea and inaugurated the « indestructable » information stand made from a reused bridge structure and pallet wood. There was a fun exchange about allergies and lots of shared kleenexes before the rain which cleared the sky.IMG_9659 IMG_9661 IMG_9662 IMG_9663 IMG_9664 IMG_9646 IMG_9647 IMG_9649 IMG_9651 IMG_9654 IMG_9656

The Jungle

At the end of summer, the garden has taken on a jungle feel. Numerous anonymous gardeners have watered, weeded and partaken in the generous offerings that the soil and sun created in July and August.

Weeding and Fall planting session

Friday 13 September from 12 -14 

The garden will be open to everyone wanting to stick their hands in the dirt to whip the jungle back into a civilized state for fall plantings.

Come one, come all!



We were able to share a choice selection of batavia and frisée salads that finally grew to a palatable size after much sad weather.


OK, we waited a bit too long and the mâche had gone to seed, the radishes were too big and hard and the batavia had gone a bit bitter, but we had our first harvest last week.

It’s amazing what an explosion of growth follows a little heat and rain, giving us no time to plan when to dig up the plants from last winter. There was a bit of panic in trying to buy a push mower (with our new-found budget) and hack down the almost knee-high grass and get the plantings out before everything went to seed.

Our goal was to make room for our sponsored plants and seeds, find a place for the spring plantings to go in and turn the soil over, so we started digging. With each radish, there were small yelps of glee from various gardeners, that they had been there under the ground hiding all this time.