|Jenny & Joan at GreenSide Out|
On Sunday May 1 Joan, Laurie, Jenny, and JD enjoyed a beautiful May Day in the gardens. We seeded some herbs and weeded and watered the many crops that are poking their heads up at the Greenside Out Garden on the grounds of the Brookline Community Foundation, including peas, onions, salad greens, spinach, broccoli, and more! It will always amaze me to witness this annual cycle of growth, with Nature's brilliance guided by humble human hands, start again. We finished our day at the Goodwin Garden with some more sheet mulching and some vigorous digging of unwanted guests (day lillies and knotweed). ). Thanks for the great energy and high spirits guys, you really make this work worthwhile.
Everyday garden maintenance: We are putting together a schedule for the more regular garden tasks, mainly watering and weeding, and we want some dedicated volunteers who can sign up for about 1 hour, one day a week. The germinating seeds and seedlings need to be kept consistently moist in their first few weeks--a couple of dry hot days can kill them without watering! The schedule will probably change over the season, so stay tuned if you are interested but can't sign up now.
We will give an introduction to proper weeding and watering techniques so everyone is on the same page. Ideally we will have a pair per day (in case someone can't make it).
Please email JD to volunteer for workdays and/or regular weekday maintenance. [email protected]