Spring is on its Way

In early February many gardens still had annuals from last summer hanging on, growing, and even blooming. In a single week, temps plummeted and snow fell, and it looked as if our Coastal Climate had a dose of a Midwest winter. In spite of the wild weather, Cultivating Roots(CR) Coordinator, Deb Blecha, has been meeting with Health Department representative Kimberly McLaury and future CR Coordinator Sheila Canada, together we are planning a wonderful year of growth and change.

Seeds have been started and we can’t wait to get back to the garden! Registration paperwork will be up soon. Opening Day is Sunday March 24th— put it on the calendar. We are planning a Garden Party!

Lake Aberdeen February 2019

Lake Aberdeen February 2019

HARVEST!

Although we are not yet even halfway through June, there are already crops that are ready to be harvested! This is also a great time to see some of the more slow-growing crops at a vital point in their development, such as our various artichokes scattered around the garden. As always, anything within the central ring of garden beds is free to anyone in the community, so feel free to harvest within that space. Some of the current crops available are cilantro and other herbs, kale, arugula, spinach, lettuce and strawberries near the gates and fences. 

Successful Potato Planting

Our Potato Planting and opening event on March 17th was a success! Nearly 40 individuals attended and participated in some form of planting, whether that is potatoes or flowers. Many neighbors of Pacific Court also claimed some garden beds, so if you live in Pacific Courts Apartments, get in touch with us soon to claim a garden bed! Below are some photos of our event.

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Garden Opening and Potato Planting - Saturday March 17th 1-3pm!

Cultivating Roots will open once again on Saturday March 17th. We will celebrate the occurrence, along with St. Patrick’s Day, with a Potato Planning event. Members of the community of all ages are welcome to visit the garden and plant potatoes in a designated plot. This particular plot has been prepared for the occasion, with compost being added and protected from the weather which may affect us in the coming week. Potatoes will be made available to visitors at the garden. We hope to see you there and that you join us for more gardening in the coming months!