The Cooperative Gardening Program meets every Saturday during the growing season to practice organic growing techniques for vegetable production, preservation, and community sharing. Below is just a little update as to the goings-on of that group the past month.
In the month of April, the group of seven weeded their individual beds and added compost, learning how to inoculate the soil with a homemade mycelium mixture.
Focusing a lot on soil fertility, they built a compost pile and learned how to make fertilizing elements like compost tea and nettle tea. They also sowed a lot of seeds!
On May 1st, they cleaned out the greenhouse to make room for a potting bench, worked to clear weeds in the Victory Garden, built bean trellises, spruced up the medicinal garden a bit, and cleared out two of the raised beds to prepare them for tomatoes.
We will continue to share updates throughout the growing season!
-Submitted by Pamela Jull