AND A NEW YEAR OF GROWING IS UNDERWAY!

PLEASE MEET OUR 2017 CROP OF VOLUNTEERS

WHO ARE READY TO…

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CUT DOWN COVER CROPS THAT WERE GROWN IN THEIR

BEDS OVER THE WINTER MONTHS…

Cut Cover Crops

WITH SO MANY NITROGEN-FIXED ROOTS,

EVEN OUR COMPOSTING BINS RECEIVED SOME.

HERE THE VOLUNTEERS ARE LISTENING TO

BILLI HAUG, OUR COMPOSTING INSTRUCTOR,

DISCUSS THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF COMPOSTING…

Composting Workshop 2017

THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND, WE ENJOYED OUR

SEEDLING SEMINAR WITH LOCAL MASTER GARDENER,

CAROL ROSSI.  WITH EVERYONE SO EAGER TO

PUT THEIR SEEDLINGS IN THE BEDS, CAROL HAD

A REAL CHALLENGE CONVINCING US NOT TO

PLANT UNTIL THE SOIL REACHED AT LEAST 60 DEGREES!

AND THEN, IT WAS!

AND THE REAL FUN BEGAN…

TWO LOCAL GIRL SCOUT TROOPS

ARE JOINING US IN THE GARDEN THIS YEAR.

HERE ARE THE DARLING DAISIES (TROOP 32005) …

Daisy Troop 2017

AND OUR LOVELY GIRL SCOUTS (TROOP 32467)…

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…WHO ARE ALSO OUR NEW “COMPOST SPRITES,”

HELPING EACH WEEK TO TURN AND WATER THE

COMPOST BINS!

Our first Compost Sprites!

 TO CAP OFF OUR START TO SPRING,

WE ENJOYED A LOVELY EVENING IN THE GARDEN…

…TOGETHER…

SHARING WINE, SNACKS AND STORIES ABOUT

OUR PLANTING ADVENTURES, BUT ESPECIALLY ENJOYING

AN INTRIGUING PRESENTATION ON THE TOPIC OF

“ECOTHERAPY”

WITH DARLENE DEROSE OF THE

CONTRA COSTA MASTER GARDENERS’ ASSOCIATION.

HER WORDS INSPIRED ALL OF US TO SPEND

AS MUCH TIME AS WE CAN IN NATURE AND WITH

OUR ELBOWS DEEP IN OUR GARDEN BEDS…

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WE HOPE YOU ARE ALSO ENJOYING A

LOVELY START TO SPRINGTIME IN YOUR

OWN GARDENS!

THE HIVE

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