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Garden Update – September 20th Work Party

Next Work Party: Saturday, October 3rd 9am – noon.

We’ll be planting garlic and filling and covering the raised beds.

Bring a cordless drill if you have one and wear gloves and close-toed shoes.

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We had another (the third) great work party on Sunday, Sept 20th. After having a successful summer growing, I felt a school garden at SELS was a go. If you remember, this past summer was a trial to see how much maintenance and how successful a garden could be in that location. In the cooler mountain climate, a good location for a garden is very specific and can vary within 50 ft based on buildings, trees, and any pattern of a microclimate. Though the SELS garden location gets a fairly stiff breeze, it gets amazing sun exposure all day. Two of the top priorities will be to harness the sunlight and protect against the cool nights and the drying wind. Continue reading Garden Update – September 20th Work Party