The next volunteer hours at the St. Lydia’s Enough for Everyone Garden will be Saturday, May 12 from 10-3. We are hoping to get a good crowd together to build more raised beds and the two retaining walls for our terraces. Come out and enjoy the sunshine and the infectious can-do atmosphere!
I have news! Our garden volunteer hours on May 6 were very productive, and when we arrived, we found that most of the seeds we planted in our burlap sacks last Saturday have sprouted! The radishes are doing the best, probably because they get the most sun. But most of the lettuces and the chard have sent up little green buddies too (some even found their way through the weave of the burlap where they got dislodged from their shelves in the bag that fell over), and there are two pea shoots. It was nice and wet last week, and we hope the sun we’ll be having this week will help the rest find their way out of the soil. So exciting! It was a beautiful day in the garden today, with lots of butterflies and bugs that weren’t there before. The creatures are starting to get interested in all the new life emerging on our lots, and it is a wonder to behold.
We also built two new raised beds today, our first non-sack structures. It was much easier than we thought it would be, and we used donated wood A Small Green Patch received as a from the owner of the middle lot. We are so grateful for all these gifts!