- Green Mountain Compost
- Container gardens
- Burlap bag sale
Summary of week’s activities:
- Harvest snow peas
- Plants tomatoes
- Fill containers with (our own) compost
- De-and the garden shed
- Enjoy a rainbow, beautiful sunset, full moon
- Celebrate Denise’s Birthday
Update on the Green Mountain Compost situation: The results from extensive testing by Chittenden Solid Waste District will be made on Thursday, and gardeners will have a better idea of what we are dealing with and how to proceed. This is a situation that should stir up conversation and resiliency in our garden community.
The Friends of Burlington Gardens Burlap Bag Sale is this Saturday. This is a huge fundraiser for the Healthy City Youth Initiative, which is a program that uses a garden with elementary, middle and high school students as a classroom to teach about our food system, encourage and create healthy habits and develop life skills. For more information on the burlap bag sale: http://www.facebook.com/events/241807665936278/
Monday was also Denise’s birthday and Jess surprised her with a carrot cake, which we adorned with the 7 rasberries that were ripe enough to harvest from the raspberry patch!
The night ended with a beautiful rainbow, sunset and a huge rising moon over Ethan Allen Homestead. One of the major benefits of being a gardener is that you are outside so much that you see and appreciate the natural beauty nearly every day!