Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big LOVE in the Garden!

Happy Valentines Day!
We have had quite a good time in the garden lately.  Lots of visitors at the Garden Markets each Saturday from 9-10 am, then off to the local farmer's market for locally grown/organic eggs, meats, cheese, more veggies and KOMBUCHA!

Exciting news:
The Rollingwood Women's Club and Texas Industries have each generously donated $1500. to the Rollingwood Community Education Garden!  We are so grateful to have such amazing support and will do our best to put that towards meaningful projects. THANK YOU!!!!

Projects:
Our first has already been completed.  The space under our rain collection roof was a catch-all for watering cans, plastic sheets, netting, and all sorts of garden paraphernalia.  We needed a spring cleaning big time.  Don Harris, our awesome neighborhood architect, designed a very simple and elegant shelving system.  He even added a bench between two support posts, (taking care to allow for our fledgling grape vines to continue their climb).   Kirby Fry and his crew from Southern Exposure Building, came in last Thursday and banged it out in one day.  Thanks guys for a beautiful job well done!

Our next project will be the educational signage we would like to place outside the garden explaining the Square Foot Garden method, Rainwater Collection System and Composting.  This will be a great educational tool for those wanting to learn more about the garden as they walk along our new trail.  Please contact me if you have talents in the graphic design/exhibit display departments.

Finally-
All that new cedar shelving that was just put in needs to be sealed with linseed oil to protect it.  In fact, the whole garden structure could use another coat or two.  I will be out at the garden this Saturday 9am with paint brushes and linseed oil to get crackin'.  My eager and enthusiastic (ha!) teenagers will be with me to help.  This is a Community Service project that will count towards Westlake High School hours if that's a motivator.  Dress grubby, bring gloves and come on down!
9-12pm Saturday Feb.18th


i <3 the garden, and you too!



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