Today was an amazing experience with so many volunteers and so many new relationships made! I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the kindness of my friends and comrades that showed up on their Sunday morning to work in the garden and get it done! Onions, strawberries and blueberries,along with the plastic mulching and drip irrigation for the strawberries and blueberries, we got out of their around 4pm.
Cheers and God Bless all of you!
Really excited to finally get our onion sets in the ground at the Albina site! We are hoping for a good turn out, hotdogs and a good time! Come one, Come all and have a great time being a community,When we act together for a common cause, we can feed people high quality food!
Cheers and god Bless to you all
This Sunday March 22nd we will be planting around 400 to 500 onion sets. We will also be growing a really good salad and micro green mix, and part of that will be sold off to help support us through our own contributions! With the team we have this year I can see big things happening for us!
Here are some pictures, before and after pruning one of the trees today. The orchard is in need of attention, and we hope that once we are finished that the crop will be a good one? We hope to continue to nurse these apple trees back into shape so we can all enjoy it’s fruit. I am going to apply on our behalf, and see if we can dry farm a section of this land until it gets turned into a soccer field? Who know the city could always change their mind?
I have been so busy with school this last 2 months, and have been putting off the whole getting planted for winter crops. We have decided that we will put in a ton of garlic, let the Swiss chard winter over along with some other greens, we will pull everything else, mulch and compost the rest of the beds and say good night to the garden…well as much as you can say goodnight anyway. This last year has been a real eye opener to what we need to do and how we need to partner up with other vegetable growers. Better planning, more volunteers and hopefully more of our family members would get involved this next season? It was really great to have Jami here last summer, she was a huge help and no task was too small or big for her, we hope she will return in the spring to help us do it again? Jason was the garden master in Beaverton at the Terry site, he grew the best quality vegetables and kept a steady flow of them to the pantries, we can only hope and pray he will do it again next year and take on an even bigger role…feeling hopeful : ) We need to figure out a plan for the Hicks site and also the Navajo site? We might have to drop the Navajo site if we can’t get a solid a crew to manage it, Kathie Katie said she would help with it, but it would be so nice to have some students from Clackamas Community Hort. Dept. help with the site?
Cheers from yurbob