This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

preparing for our Garden Tour

There is a local Garden Tour that includes our community Gardens this Sunday afternoon. Woo-hoo! Come visit us!

Sustainable Belmont has organized the event and it includes a number of local organic gardens. Our community garden is the first stop on the Tour. There are many exciting gardens on the tour.

The Green Garden Tour – September 7th, 12-3 pm Come visit some of the most sustainable gardens in Belmont and talk with their miracle-workers! You will find everything from hoop-houses to compost know-how; beautiful perennials to delicious annuals…and yes, a bunny tractor! Pick up some new knowledge, commiserate on the dry season and enjoy the day with us. Printed maps are available at the Beech Street Center that day (12-3) or download the brochure: Sustainable Belmont Green Garden Tour 2014. You can also follow this link to our Google Map of the Green Garden Tour 2014.
We are doing our best to spiff up our late summer gardens before the event; a bit of weed whacking here, some mowing there. We'll also be doing some fund-raising by selling our Garden T-shirts. The shirts were designed by a community gardener. We have 2 colors available: sky blue and gray-green. We've priced each shirt at $16. From this, about $11 dollars of each sale will go to our garden programs including Rock Meadow Conservation, Food Donations, Organic Gardening Education, Distribution of Late Blight Resistant Tomato Seedlings, and our Native Flower Gardens. Its the first time we've done any fund raising, so we'll see how it goes.


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