Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New garden attendant.

This nice lady has agreed to watch over the garden for us 24/7! She says she has nothing better to do and doesn't sleep much.  Thanks to Rhonda Krebs for introducing her to us!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Raised beds completed.

Thanks to a bunch of awesome volunteers (myself, John Webster, my kids, Rhonda Krebs, Stefka Sibbett, Eric Towell, and Amber Eaker), we completed twelve new raised beds over the weekend.

We built 4x8 foot frames from untreated pine lumber. The corners were secured with deck screws by John Webster.  We then laid them out, broke up the existing rich soil underneath, and lined each with several layers of donated newspaper. We added 100 pounds of cow manure compost on top of the newspaper, and topped the beds with wheat straw.  We wet down the layers and will transplant seedlings into our new beds!  We worked all day in the sun and were all exhausted at the end, but it was a satisfying kind of exhaustion.   Here are the pictures!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Raised beds!

I recruited (bribed) my family to help build twelve new raised beds in the garden today. Tomorrow, I am looking forward to having some volunteers to help fill them and prepare them for planting.

In the meantime, the Saint David Community Garden has a wish list!  Help us to get all these things by clicking on our fundraiser link on the right.

More raised beds!
Mulch and compost to fill beds
Raised bed border materials (bricks, stones, lumber, repurposed untreated wood, concrete blocks, etc)
A worm bed (for making lovely compost out of the garden waste
A beehive (to help pollinate our crops)
A tool shed
New garden tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, trowels, etc)
A tiller
A lawnmower
A weed eater

Click here to donate and help us make the community garden better for the citizens of Tarboro.