Friends gardening together
Started by Sara Langford in Untitled Category Feb 27.
4/8/2013--Plots are tilled! Spring Work Day on Saturday, April 13th
As of this weekend the plots are tilled--yay! A HUGE thank you to Jeff Dema who graciously tilled ours plots again this year.
Remember--this Saturday is a work day at the garden from 9AM to 12 noon. Ten WJC volunteers will be available to help you with your gardens. A load of dirt and a load of compost will be delivered to the garden for your use--please don't take more than your share, we have 30 gardeners this year!!
Also, bring shovels and wheel barrows and your own gardening tools when you come on Saturday and in the future.
Red Ground-Marking Flags on plots NOT to be tilled
Red ground-marking flags are on the four corners of all plots that have requested NO TILLING by our volunteer. Please don't remove the flags from your plot or anyone else's until after the tilling.
2013 Spring Work days--March 16th and April 13th 9am-12 noon
March 16th will be our first spring work day. Plan to be at the garden to clear your plot of any structures to get it ready to be tilled (or have it cleared before this date). Jeff Dema has volunteered to till our plots again this year after March 16th and before April 13th. If you DO NOT want your plot tilled please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Sara at (816)522-2136 or call the Jewell Chapel office at (816) 415-7556 by March 15th!
April 13th will be our second spring work day where Jewell volunteers will be available to help compost, plant, mulch, etc... Hope you can make it!!
2013 Season Applications Now Being Accepted--due March 1st for Returning Gardeners!! 2/23/2013
It is time to start preparing for the upcoming gardening season at Harvest Hill Community Garden. If you would like to return as a gardener with us this coming year, please fill out the new 2013 application and submit it by March 1st. Directions for submission and payment are included in the application. The new garden map will be updated on March 4th and will then be available on the website.
Harvest Hill Community Garden T-Shirts Are Now Available to Order! 6/15/2012
You now have the opportunity to order a HHCG t-shirt designed by Tim Ackerman to show support of our community garden. A portion of the monies from the t-shirt sales will go to create a small fund for our garden. These monies will be used in the future for items to enhance our community garden such as a permanent announcement board like those found in state parks, or a locked shed for gardeners' tools, or other items that HHCG gardeners feel are needed. Each t-shirt will generate approximately $1-$4 for the fund (depending on the shirt style, size and amount ordered).
An order form for t-shirts is attached in PDF format. T-shirts will be navy unless you request another color. Also, you have the choice whether to order men's or women's style/sizing and the fabric content (50/50 or 100% cotton). These choices are indicated on the order form.
Orders and money are due by the end of the day June 26th to the office of Second Baptist Church, 300 East Kansas Street, Liberty. Orders won't be accepted after that date
April 21st--WATER IS ON!
The water line has been repaired and the water is now on. The WJC grounds crew will work diligently to keep our water flowing this season. Please be understanding when problems occur. WJC has generously donated this land and grounds services to make Harvest Hill Community Garden a reality, where friends can garden together. Our small yearly water fee does not cover WJC's cost of land, grounds services or water; it just helps defray a small bit. This community garden area and support is a gift from WJC to the people of the greater-Liberty community, us!
DIRT AND COMPOST AVAILABLE AT THE GARDEN (4/5/2012)
Doug Hisel, a friend of gardener Amy Duncan, brought a few loads of compost and dirt that is available at the garden for gardeners to use. He also mowed around our plots. To help Doug defray the cost of gas please drop a donation by the Second Baptist Church front desk if you use any of the dirt or compost in your garden. Thanks!
SPRING GARDENING NOW OPEN (3/19/2012)
The garden will be open 5:00am-10:00pm daily for gardeners to access their gardens.
HHCG Update (9/7/2011)
The water has been turned on at the garden. It will remain on until Nov 1st, unless there is a threat of freezing temperatures before that time.
HHCG Update (8/23/11)
Please note that the water has been turned off this week in order to investigate an on-going leak at the garden. As the ground crew continues to investigate this problem and find a solution to fix it, the water will remain shut off. It is possible that the water will be restored by the end of next week. An update will be sent at that time. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to fix this problem.
HHCG Update (4/21/11)
Water is now on. There were a couple of leaks in the line which WJC Grounds crew had to take a few days to repair, but everything seems to be working well now. Please let us know if you discover any new leaks so we can act quickly.
Dirt & Composted Manure
Last year mid-summer we received some loads of donated dirt from a nearby excavation project. We have been in communication with some contractors about getting more dirt donated again this year, but is proving to be a slow process. While we hope to find some, there is no guarantee that we will get any loads of free dirt this year. If any gardeners have connections and can arrange for a delivery of free dirt, that would be quite helpful.
We may be able to go pick up some more composted manure if enough demand is there. Please email us (at email@example.com) or comment below if you are interested in more manure for your plot. Keep in mind that composted manure is not the same as soil, and there is such a thing as too much, so if you have already added some, you probably do not need to add more.
Another option for dirt and/or compost would be to make a bulk purchase from Missouri Organic. If you would rather not hold out for the possibility of free dirt, then let us know if you are interested in going on a bulk purchase with other gardeners.
April 2nd & 9th--Community-Wide Work Days
Our first work days of the season were a success! Many gardeners showed up and helped clean up and till plots and haul dirt and compost. We also had great help from Jewell students and CBF Missouri volunteers.
A change this year is that those gardeners with small plots will be sharing one border with another gardener. This change came in response to some of your feedback at the end of last season. Others of you may not be thrilled with this change, but please know that we have tried to find a balance among the many different perspectives in our community. The main reasons for this change are to reduce the opportunities for weeds to creep into the plots, and to reduce the amount of space that needs to be mowed. Also, this change will greatly increase the usable growing space throughout HHCG – last season we wasted a lot of square footage in between plots.
It is up to you and your immediate neighbor to work out your shared border, so we encourage you to get to know each other. This site is a great place to introduce yourself and exchange any other contact information you might wish to share with your neighbor.
Some of the main concerns about the shared borders are needing some kind of walking path between the plots, and concern about neighbors’ plants spreading across the border. A suggestion is to make a small path of mulch or straw between the two plots to provide a walking path and a weed-free border. There is free mulch available to the north of HHCG that would be perfect for this.
The road has been improved by the WJC grounds crew--thanks!!
-HHCG Organizer Group