"GIVING GARDEN" GOES INTO FALL.
See more photos in the Co-op's Photo Album.
As shown in our harvest log above, the crops are still coming in.
But with Fall now here, work party times will vary!
Contact Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to find out how you can help!
All Summer, we had Giving Garden parties on Saturdays, from 10 - 12 am.
All our volunteers were hard workers, there was plenty of time for garden discussions and
mini-tutorials, and many ideas were shared. (As well as snacks and general conversation!)
THIS PROJECT CONTINUES TO BE OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS!
The Kingston Sharenet Food Bank has been absorbing all produce to date,
although Mark Ince tells us that the purple bush beans gave folks pause!
Our low hoop houses allow greens production at a low rate throughout the winter.
With the high hoop house, we hope to provide significantly more!
Here are some web sites with home-made hoop house plans:
WSU Greenhouse Resources for Small Scale Producers
WSU Crop Tunnels and Plastic Mulch
- Laura of modernvictorygarden.com - continues to provide guidance, materials and expertise.
- Bob Cooper - Donated his time and equipment to plow, disk and rotovate the area to be planted this fall and next year. Bob's business is listed on our Products and Services (aka "Deals") page.
- Paula Listle of Kingston Worm Farm - for supervising and advising on the Worm Box set-up, plus donating worms.
- Paul Lundy of Washington State Beekeepers Association - for his presentation on pollinators, and advice on where to set Mason Bee boxes.
- Marty Simpson and Tara Prendergast of Broken Ground Farm and Nikki Johanson of Pheasant Field Farm, for their initial advice and contribution of planting materials.
- Sonja Selboe for providing refreshments for the Garden workers
- Kathy & Paul of Farrago Farm and Vineyard, for providing the garden space, and watering during the week.
- Pete, who takes time from his own impressive garden, to help with this one - who has donated unusually sturdy bamboo poles from his own grove - and who brings along the cool garden tools purchased during overseas travels!
- Kinley, Patti, and their two girls, of Thimbleberry Farm, hard workers and great company, and a major pillar of the Co-op.
- Alene & LaJoie, who turn their hands to anything and everything. And now Aline is taking on the Farm-to-School project!
- Ardelle & Carl of Frog Hollow Farm, Roger of Island Mules, Shan & Steve, late of Watermark Farm, and Melodee of Llama Lips Farm, for providing really great organic manure.
- And all the other folks who come when they can to give us a hand!