Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Aprende Grows

Aprende Middle School is well on its way to getting the much anticipated garden "Aprende Grows".  Saturday's work day was a go despite the pouring rain. Alex, Alan, and Eduarda made the supply purchasing come together.  Doug handled sharp tools with the students. At the end of a few hours we had several irrigation systems ready.   And what an experience it was.  For those who don't know, assembling irrigation systems is way up there on the challenging scale.  In a circle, adults and students commiserated about hurt fingers and best tricks to get parts to fit together.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Getting ready for Spring

All kinds of awesome things are happening at FIGG.  We are growing from scratch, if I may use that term.  Yes, we are planting from seed.  After much planning and scheduling, we gather at our haven and get to work.  Check out the new green houses we are using this year.  Which reminds this blog writer that watering needs to be done daily and today is my day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Dressed for winter

 FIGG's neighbours Sassy, Maverick, Big Rev, and Chase are dressed for winter,

Monday, January 7, 2013

Aprende Grows

FIGG is making good on its mission to support other community gardens.  Aprende Middle School has organized a gardening club named Aprende Grows.  The students have met, elected officers, gone on a field trip, and will be building their garden in January.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Turning the soil

 The experimental plot was turned over.  All that had grown was trimmed a bit, then it was folded under.  It will decompose and nourish the garden.
Here is more information about turning the soil.