Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here's bed number one, folks. It is the cold crop bed. It is big. 23 feet long. Most of the beds will be similar in size, although some not as wide. I am going to put in all of the wonderful things that people have donated to us so far. Glenn Grossman is my new hero. He offered up a giant ziplock bag full of amazing seeds --- tomatoes, peppers, kale, spinach, lettuce . . . . so much yumminess. We are applying for a Grant through the Home Assistance Program for Fruit Valley. They pick several homes in the area that have projects to benefit the community. The help ranges from money for materials to volunteer labor. Also, I spoke with someone from Waste Management who is willing to come and do a talk on recycling. Yay!! Amy Carpenter from Columbia Springs Environmental Educational Outreach (whew!) said that when we are ready she would be more than happy to teach classes on composting, vermicomposting (worm poop), beneficial plants and insects and pretty much anything else we need. We are so proud of our community. The wealth of knowledge that is out there is really incredible.
This weekend promises to be nice but a little cooler than last which will be perfect for planting the starts and the seeds that we have. We have definitely seen more interest in the yard. Kids look at it on their way home from school. People have begun to ask questions, now that it actually looks like something. If you have any ideas for something you might want to see or if you are intrested in learning about some cool outdoor stuff, let us know. The more people who come forward the more successful this will be.