Monthly Archives: March 2012
|March 31, 2012||Posted by draco66 under Announcements||
A planning meeting was held on March 30th to get things started for this years garden. We are pleased to have two Master Gardeners working with us this year. We all look forward to learning from them.
The main garden layout has been finalized and we will begin planting on April 11th. Additional areas of the property may be improved with raised beds to provide more growing areas for other types of vegetables.
The garden is still in need of volunteer labor from individuals and groups who would like to come out and participate. We will have staff on site several times per week to provide guidance to anyone who would like to help out but is unsure of exactly what needs to be done.
It’s time to start working and planting and we are still in need of garden hoses, bales of straw, ground cloth, fencing, fence stakes, and garden tools.
All of the plants and seeds needed for this year have been sponsored by a local organization. We have also received a water pump and it looks like we will soon have a nice shed to store all of our tools and equipment as well.
Please contact Mandy Newman about volunteer help and Bob McGuire if you can make a donation of equipment or materials that are needed.
|March 12, 2012||Posted by draco66 under Announcements||
The Back Mountain Food Pantry Garden has everything you need to complete your Gardening Merit Badge.
This badge takes an entire summer to earn so now is the time to get started.
Our Garden Director, Bob McGuire, is also a merit badge counselor for the Gardening Merit Badge. Please contact him to get started on this badge now.
Scouts are required to grow six different vegetables and six different flowers as a part of this badge. Scouts may use the Food Pantry Garden to raise these items. There is also opportunity to build and maintain a compost bin or vermipost bin at the garden as well.
Gardening Merit Badge worksheets can be downloaded HERE.
|March 7, 2012||Posted by draco66 under Announcements||