The community garden of 88, 880 and the Casitas on Grandview Way.

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What is required of participants who are assigned a plot?

Follow the Ground Rules. Aside from that, participants can choose what they want to plant and are entitled to their harvest. However, they will need to buy their own plants and use their own tools. They need to keep the area clean and be respectful of the people living near the area. They can use the plot for the entire season, but will need to clear it out by November 12, 2016.

What will the Membership Fee be spent on?

The Membership Fee will help offset garden expenses such as landscaping preparation, water usage, soil, and purchase and storage of the the plot containers.

What kind of plots will be provided?

Big Bag Bed 2The plots are called Big Bag Bed. They are ready-made products that instantly become a raised garden. No digging, sawing, hammering, or nailing is needed.  Each bed holds roughly 100 gallons, 13.7 cubic feet of mix, and provides 13.5 square feet of growing space. Basic soil will also be supplied.

 

Where is the community garden located?

MapBased on community feedback, the garden has been relocated to the Southwest corner of the Grandview Way property near Church Avenue. The area is approximately 12 feet x 30 feet and can hold 8 plots comfortably.

 

How can I get involved?

If you would like to help in any way, or would like to add your name for possible future projects, send an email to grandview.growers@gmail.com.

Are there any gardening guidelines to follow?

To promote a positive gardening experience, we encourage our Growers to use best gardening practices, some of which are:

  1. Mulching, which helps prevent weeds and preserve soil moisture during hot days.
  2. Using compost, which enriches the soil, providing more nutrients for the crops.
  3. Washing hands after gardening.
  4. Washing produce before eating it.

We ask that Growers always be mindful and respectful of the residents who live near the gardening area or use the walkway near the plots.

  1. Tools should not be left lying around in the gardening area to avoid potential accidents.
  2. Noise should be kept to a minimum.
  3. Garbage should be thrown in the trash can near the entrance to the gazebo area.
  4. Plots should be kept clean and tidy.

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How do I make the most of the rich, moist and shady garden area?

The sprinklers turn on automatically early in the morning. Sometimes, on cool days, even this is too much water for our plots. To help drain some of the water from the plots, dig a trench in your garden bag to create a space where excess water can go.

Some of the plots may not get as much sun as the others. For these, we suggest the following crops that tolerate shady areas: spinach, arugula, kale.

How do I grow tomatoes?

Learn how to plant, grow and harvest tomatoes, plus peruse our recommended tomato varieties.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-tomatoes-zm0z11zsto.aspx

How do I grow peppers?

MOTHER’S vegetable garden shares how to grow peppers, including the history and horticulture of the pepper, what, where, when and how to plant, pests, and how to harvest and store peppers. http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/how-to-grow-peppers-zmaz88mjzgoe.aspx

How do I grow dry beans and peas?

Learn the ins and outs of growing dry beans and peas, including lima beans, runner beans, tepary beans, field peas and more at Mother Earth.

How do I grow Asian greens? (e.g., bok choy, Chinese cabbage)

Learn how to grow Chinese cabbage, mizuna, bok choy and many other delicious Asian greens, plus get tips for harvesting, storage and seed saving.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/asian-greens-zmaz10aszraw.aspx#ixzz35Kj7oiby

How do I grow lettuce?

Learn the ins and outs of growing lettuce, including Loose-leaf, Butterhead, Romaine and Crisphead varieties. All types of lettuce grow best in cool weather, so plan to add it to your garden in spring or fall.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-lettuce-zmaz08amzmcc.aspx#ixzz35KjkUPq6

How do I grow cucumbers?

Learn how to plant cucumbers, which cucumber types grow best in your region, and get great pickle and gazpacho recipes.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-cucumbers-zm0z11zkon.aspx#ixzz35Kk8pk3K