Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monday Weed and Feed!

A message from our fearless garden coordinator...
Our weekly "weed and feed" is happening tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church's food bank garden, 950 Boones Ferry. It's actually 99% feeding via picking vegetables. The weeding we do is very very minimal when the weeds get in the way of our picking. We could really use extra help with the harvesting. Thank you for considering it.

 - Laura Harryman

Monday, July 28, 2014

School Garden help tomorrow!

Tomorrow from 12 - 2 p.m. Gina will be working at the Nellie Muir School Garden. It will be warm but there is some shade. Please bring water and dress accordingly. Happy gardening!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weed and Feed Monday's!!!

Just a friendly reminder that every Monday at the Presbyterian Church Community Garden at 8 A.M. they will be harvesting and weeding.

See the previous post for more info...

Happy gardening and stay well watered just like your garden :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities!!

Here is a message from one of our lovely garden coordinators...

"Hi - This is Laura from the Presbyterian Church. We are going to start doing a group harvest of our Food Bank Garden on Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Anybody and everybody interested in picking a few veggies is welcome to just show up each Monday. The garden is going gangbusters, and is becoming too much for the few that are harvesting now. The garden is at 950 Boones Ferry Rd. (Woodburn) Thanks!"

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! May your gardens grow healthy and strong like your children! If you want send us your father's day gardening pics to share with the rest of the PC folks!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nellie Muir work party Saturday!

This is a reminder that there will be a Nellie Muir School Garden work party this Saturday. Gina the garden coordinator will be there from 1 - 4 at Nellie Muir School.

Bring water, gloves and appropriate work clothes.

See you all in the garden!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Last Saturday at Radio Movimiento!

Thanks to all the support and volunteers that helped clean-up the Radio Movimiento community garden. It is looking a ton better and ready for a healthy spring planting! Plans are in the works to push the permaculture garden boundaries on this garden. One step at a time, many hands working side-by-side and volunteer enthusiasm and love will make this garden a spectacular project! La huerta comunitaria vive! Comida para tod@s! Hasta la proxima brigada!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Work parties!

It was a busy weekend for Planting Communities! Friday we started at St. Mary's Episcopal community garden. This is their first year, but the garden is plowed thanks to Ward! Families were busy working together diving up the land for their plots and setting aside the food bank portion.

Saturday was another busy day at the First Presbyterian community garden planting up the food bank side of the garden. Later that day Gina was busy with families over at the Nellie Muir School Garden. Meanwhile Ian and San Juana were in a Community Collaborations meeting trying to improve Planting Communities efficiency and collaborative efforts in the Woodburn community.  Stay tuned for more work party dates and we hope to see you all in the garden!

Until then...happy gardening!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Report back from Dia del Nino

Dia del nino was a hit! We had an exciting table and wanted to thank everyone who stopped by. Furthermore we appreciate the event coordinators for hosting us! No free books from our table, but we had an electron microscope, soil samples, seeds and coloring pages (for free). PC hope to see vegetables sprouting up all around Woodburn. In addition, we hope that the young kids get outside and explore the soil in their yards looking for the insects on the soil-builders hand-out we gave them. We look forward to a larger space next year and see you all again in the gardens or around town.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Garden work party on the second day of spring!

Garden work party at the First Presbyterian Church Community Garden, this Saturday at 9 a.m.! The weather should be working in our favor. With the sun and some friends we plan to do some garden prep and a spring clean-up.
Please come wear appropriate garden attire for the weather.

When: March 22nd
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: The First Presbyterian Church Community Garden, 950 N. Boones Ferry Rd., Woodburn
What: Clean-up and preparing the beds for spring plantings.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Gloves for the little ones!!!

THANK YOU to Red Steer Glove Company for your gracious donation! Now many of our little gardeners will have proper hand ware to keep them clean and safe! Thanks again for your contribution and support.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oregon School Garden Summit (photo report back)

First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit! It was amazing! It had a beautiful turn out! Thanks to all the participants for attending our workshop and those of others. Thanks to the presenters and for sharing their knowledge to help us all think and grow. Furthermore, a HUGE thank you to all the folks who organized the event and put it on for us all!
Here we go!

Ahhh, a delicious lunch!

A packed house!

The Crew! (Most of us.)

Self-watering container #1!

Here is a self-watering container Ian made today with his little girl. This design was made using the instructions from "The Urban Homestead; Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City", by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen. We plan to make more! Stay tuned this summer to see how well it works. 
The necessary tools.

The Materials
"I got a hole in my bucket..."

Putting it together

Almost there
A little help with the lid.

Make sure to put a 1/4 inch hole in the reservoir bucket for the over-flow. 
The final product!