Gardening

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

Every fall our garden grows out of a hope that when you plant a seed in the spring, it will be a mature plant at harvest time. The pulling up of carrots, the canning of beans, the dicing of tomatoes—these things are the symbolic closing of the backyard gardener’s loop as it passes through hope, nurture, harvest, and enjoyment.

Ralph's garden is a gardener's dream; well-established, metamorphic, an enchanted yard full of za za zoo. And so, one sunny afternoon in June Jesse joins Ralph for homemade iced tea under the shade of an umbrella to talk worms and dirt. To talk about how you can get your garden to look like his.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 1:00pm

Come to the Community EcoGarden to either swap or sell locally grown seedlings, house plants, perennial divisions, or locally grown and saved seeds. People are welcome to either trade or purchase by donation.

If you have seedlinds or plants please bring them to share! And you are welcome to drop them off early. For more info on this or anything EcoGarden related please email Mary at garden.fernie@gmail.com.

There are a lot of plants that do take the tender care of growing from seed to seedling but you may be startled by the number of everyday house and garden plants that take no time at all to grow as they're already well on their way.

Yards become a trap for squandering time, money, and water. So here are some tips and tricks for making your yard more environmentally savvy!
 

A different look on decay for those coy to compost.