Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Up coming events for our largest garden!

Hello everyone,
Here is our next run of events. The following events will all be focused towards our largest garden, the First Presbyterian Church garden. It is roughly an acre in size, has provided space for 30 families to grow their own food (unfortunately on 15 or so families last year), a volunteer hot-spot and approximately 3,500 pounds of produce donated to the local food bank last year alone!

Hope to see you on one of the following dates!

May 9th, 2013 - Family plots meeting
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The First Presbyterian Garden; 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd.
We will meet in Room 2, the Library, to discuss our garden policies, plot availability and work parties. We have around 35 spaces available this year and they are 8' x 16' size plots. 

May 18th, 2013 - Family Plots Work Day!

Time: TBA
Where: The First Presbyterian Garden; 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd.

Bring your gloves, shovels, seeds, plants and water bottle! Prepare to get dirty and transform space into place. We will be preparing the family plots, laying down cardboard and placing mulch in the pathways!

May 25th, 2013 - Planting!!!

Time: TBA
Where: The First Presbyterian Garden; 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd.

We will start the day by planting the food bank side of the garden. Please bring gloves and water. The list of plants to go in the ground include: tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, gourds/squashes, flowers and more!!! See you there.

Please contact Ian or Nanette if you have any questions.
Nanette (971) 338 - 3413
Ian (503) 544 0401
or at Plantingcommunitieswb@gmail.com

Join us to help build and feed ourselves as well as the community!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Washington Elementary in Honor of Earth Day event!

A job well done! Thank you community members, parents, students and teachers for helping revamp and beautify the Washington Elementary school garden. Thanks Al's Garden Center for the amazing soil as well. Thanks to the PSU students who lent a helping hand. PC could not have done this without all the help. Thank you all, once again. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tomorrow!! April 20th!

One day left until our first event of the year! We will be turning a vision into something tangible. A dream into reality. A school into a community. A patch of grass into an outdoor classroom and garden, teeming with life, action, and growth. Even including decomposition! What a better way honor Earth Day?!

Where: Washington Elementary, Woodburn OR
Time: 9 - 12.
Date: April 20th, 2013
What: Building up and putting in a new garden. Moving mulch and soil. Constructing raised beds. Weeding. Planting. Talking. Knowing. Learning. Conversing. Growing Good!

Take care.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Washington Elementary Garden Earth Day Event!

Our first event of the year!!! We will be working in the Washington Elementary garden from 9 am -12 pm on Saturday the 20th. This event will be held in honor of Earth Day. We will be constructing beds, filling and topping-off the raised beds, mulching the pathways, weeding, planting, and having a good time turning vision into reality! Join us!

Day: April 20th
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Washington Elementary: 777 E. Lincoln Street Woodburn, OR 97071

Looks like we should be in for some decent weather. However, please bring gloves and dress appropriately.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tax-exemption?! Keep your fingers crossed!

Good news! Our tax-exemption paper work should be done soon and in the mail. Thanks to the hard working folks of the Willamette Law Center! We will make sure to keep you posted.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A work schedule for Nuestra Zemlya Garden!

Here is a work schedule for Nuestra Zemlya Garden, located between Lincoln Elementary and French Prairie Middle School. 

Task For April - August
~Weeding & Pruning - twice per month - 2 hrs each
~ Planting & Watering - four times a month - 1 hr
~Construction projects (sign board, trellis, pathways, etc) - project dependent

Please contact Brad at bagenbroad@woodburnsd.org

Happy volunteering. More to come as the season starts to take off, stay tuned!