Friday, May 16, 2014

An invitation to compost

This is our third Kitchen Garden update.

Currently at the Garden - This past Saturday, between 10 am and 12:30 pm, a group of us got together to continue with the kitchen gardening project. Els Van Den Bosch was there early and she helped with the weeding and watering of our seedlings. We also planted some new herbs and vegetables including, parsley, rosemary, onions, kale, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. Mark Pennington and Solange Viggiano also helped in the planting and weeding plus a potential new member to the garden stopped by (referred to us by the Cabrini Immigration Center) with her two daughters as they all helped with the planting.

Next Steps at the Garden-  We will need to continue with the weeding, composting, and watering.  Today, Monday, I was able to hook up our hose and water all the herbs and vegetables but this will need to be done at least twice more this week.  I will try to water again this Wednesday but let us know if you can stop by and water during the week.  Also if you have any compost you can drop if off at our wood compost bins next to the entrance of the garden.  It is best if you drop it in the bin on the far left since this has the newer compost and not the middle.

On a related note Roots and Wings made its presence known at the Sustainable Dobbs event this past Saturday.  Lenore Person, MJ Wilson, Mark Pennington and yours truly shared our green ideas with people from our community.  We saw a few people from South church there and made some new connections with people from the Masters School, Children's Village, Mercy College and the Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry.  Many ideas and information were exchanged among these was the idea of having a potluck lunch (or dinner) using the harvest of all of the gardens some time towards the end of June.  We will keep you informed in case you would like to join us. 

Please come join us this coming Saturday, May 17, between 10 and noon as we will be planting new vegetables.  Let me know if you can make it so we can plan our work accordingly. Keep in mind that part of the harvest will go to the food pantry and part to the gardeners. 

Peace,

Marc and Solange

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