First work party of the season was a success!

Approximately 25 people turned out to work in the p-patch this past Saturday, April 9th, for the first work party of the season. The weather was superb!

work party 4.10.16

work party 4.10.16

Accomplishments included taking out all the hoses from winter storage and distributing them throughout the p-patch and storing used burlap sacks in the tool shed.

Additionally, several people worked on plot #223, which had fallen into severe decline. By the time all the quack grass had been removed, a plot that had been among the worst in shape was transformed into one of the best garden plots, ready for a new gardener to start this season.

Oct. 10 Work Party Update

Oct 10 2015 work party

Despite heavy rain most of the morning of Saturday, Oct. 8th, eight hardy souls showed up for the work party this morning. Accomplished tasks included gathering up all the hoses and stowing them in the back corner of the tool shed. Since it was pouring heavy rain the whole time, the rest of the final chores will need to be done next Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10:00 AM.

Oct. 17th tasks will include:

  • Cleaning out the Food Bank end of the tool shed
  • Treating the food bank plots with calcium carbonate to help prevent tomato blossom end rot
  • Final weeding of Food Bank plots and other common areas
  • Winterizing the Food Bank plots with burlap bags



Waldorf Service Project

A special thanks to Nancy Bowman, a teacher at the Waldorf High School at Magnuson Park, for bringing 8 student volunteers to work in the P-Patch on Friday, Oct. 2nd! They cleaned up Food Bank plots, as well as the plot for one of our fellow p-patch gardeners who was then recovering from a surgery. Special thanks also to Kathy Dugaw, for leading the four hour work party.

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