Nice Weather for Seeds

What gorgeous weather we’ve had this week for seeds. We’ve planted potatoes, zucchini, corn, beans, tomatoes, cukes, beets, an herb spiral and some new perennials in the south facing border. We’ve trimmed grass and tugged weeds and discovered black gold in the composter. We’ve mulched pathways and set the shrubs free from their anti-bunny wraps. Little kids have planted giant sunflowers and carrots and kale. I think it’s going to be a bonzo-gorgeous year for the garden. One more upcoming planting this week during which THE GIANT PUMPKIN and some other fun things will meet the PCG soil:
Fri, May 30th, 2014 at 10 a.m.: 5 SENSES GARDEN & EDIBLE FLOWER SPIRAL –  All Ages Welcome.

Shedtemberfest is Coming Up Soon! We need volunteers!

Hello Gardeners big and small!

The shed raising event is coming up fast – just two weeks, and there is a lot of preparation to do. We will have several stages of preparation before we can do the actual shed raising and we are asking for at least 10-15 volunteers to help us out. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in helping with any of the following:
  • Providing a pickup truck for fetching the materials
  • Measuring and cutting raw materials – we are making our own “prefab” from our own design
  • Bringing and laying out the construction materials at the site two hours before the shed raising begins
  • Bringing the food and drink to the site
  • Providing and operating a barbecue
  • Providing a boom box and some appropriate music
  • Cleanup
Of course, anyone who can make it is welcome to attend the actual shed raising at 2PM on the 22nd!
The day’s schedule will be as follows:
12PM: Setup and layout
2PM: Shed raising!
5PM: Beer and bratwurst and a celebration of our (hopefully) complete shed
Don’t miss it!

September is Harvest Time

It’s harvest time and we’re celebrating with a Parkallen Community Harvest Potluck at the Parkallen Hall.

Parkallenians of all ages are welcome. Bring a dish that features something you grew, wild harvested, or purchased from a local, sustainable source like a vendor at the farmer’s market or Eat Local First.

The potluck meal is at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd.

Oliver - a Parkallen Gardener - washing his fresh carrots and beets

The Parkallen Community Garden is not productive yet — the soil is still under construction under layers of mulch. We are looking forward to planting fruit trees, strawberries, and maybe some shrubs this fall before the snow falls. So don’t put away your shovels yet!

Community input is welcome in designing the decorative, southfacing border of the Parkallen Community Garden over coffee and desert at the Fall Harvest Potluck.

Dessert/coffee/design from 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd at the Parkallen Hall.

Meet other Parkallen gardeners, learn more about the Parkallen Community Garden, have fun and celebrate fall.