A nice article showcasing the hard work of Helen Fields, Stephen Greene, the SES Farm to Garden Program, and The Stamford Vermont Seeds Savers.
Stamford Seed Savers website can be found here.
There will be a work party at the school garden on Saturday, the 13th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Our goal will be to clean the existing beds, plant a cover crop, build several new beds and fill them with top soil and compost. We will need hand tools, drills, bits and drivers, hammers, shovels and steel rakes. Bring tools, if you have them, or just bring yourself, there will be plenty to do. Light refreshments will be provided.
All are welcome. Bring family and friends. A rain date will be announced in case of inclement weather.
Hope to see you there.
I hope you don’t get seasick and there is a crash or two, I’m just learning how to fly my drone and thought the garden would make a good video. I’ll do another as the season (and hopefully my flying progress). Raw unedited footage, hang on to your hats I was battling the wind.
It’s a big file, so you will need some patience while it loads.
Be sure to stop by the Stamford Vermont Seed Savers table at the Stamford Community Church Bazaar
Saturday, June 2, 9am to 1pm.
We will have several excellent varieties of tomato plants available, (which we started six weeks ago in the Fire House): reasonably priced, and ready to plant! There will also be educational information and gardeners to answer your questions, or ask you one if you are around!
Helen will demonstrate how to get stung by stinging nettle, for a small or large donation.
We will also have a mock-up of a barrel flower box, and an opportunity to discuss your ideas for where to put four lovely giant lilac trees, which have been recently donated to the Seed Savers to be placed on the town/school landscape.
We will also MEET next Tuesday, June 5 at 6pm in the Stamford Community Gardens out back of school.
It is possible we will have a tree pruning demonstration, as well.
Bring your ideas for landscaping the school grounds, and for planning the gardens.
Next meeting Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the town library.
The agenda includes confirming upcoming programs, discussing spring planting, reviewing recently submitted grant, planning next stage for the community garden and more!
All are welcome.
Thank you for completing the Stamford Vermont Seed Savers compost survey this past Saturday at the Transfer Station.
Here are some highlights of the survey:
1. Out of 45 people surveyed, 75% of you already compost food scraps at home!
2. Of those who do not, more than half said they would be willing to bring food scraps to the Transfer Station for the first time. (yay)
3. Ten people would be willing to contribute compost to the Stamford Community/School Garden.
4. A third of you would be interested in attending a composting workshop.
5. Six people would be interested in having space in the community gardens.
6. One-third of you are interested in working with the Farm to School Program as it emerges at Stamford Elementary School, and another third are possibly interested.
We will be having our annual Seed Share in January, all are welcome to come with seeds or not.
In addition to our regular meetings, we hope to have two or three demonstrations this winter with possible topics ranging from compost to mushroom growing.
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There will be a meeting of the Seed Savers/Community Garden group Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the library.
Many interesting items on the agenda, including establishing winter meetings with programs and workshops.
Everyone is welcome.
Wrapping up the Garden
Pat, Sarah, Susan and Bill Levine built an additional garden bench with the available lumber. There is still enough lumber to finish the next two garden beds.
It was agreed that we will have an additional workday on Saturday Oct. 21 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. This will coincide with the Community Craft Fair/Book Sale.
Please click here to read the latest from the Seed Saver / Community Garden Group.
Community Garden work day follow up:
Despite the sporadic dismal conditions on Saturday, a hearty group of volunteers showed up to accomplish the top priorities on the list:
~ move the piles of soil inside the fence
~ build a couple more raised beds
~ build a compost bin
~ harvest the vegetables (lots of potatoes and tomatoes)
~ pick up some fabulous compost and get it into the beds
~ socialize, have fun, and warm up with tasty chili, breads, and pie from the church bazaar across the street
It didn’t make sense that day to build more benches in the rain and cold so . . .
Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 will be another opportunity to build the benches. Pat Sullivan will be outside the library, ready to guide folks through the simple project. materials and tools will be provided.
All are welcome, especially youngsters.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:00, there will be a meeting of the seed savers/community garden group. No more than an hour.Basically to determine what must get done before winter sets in and to look forward to making next year even better. All people and input are welcome at the meeting.
Thanks. hope to see you at one or both events.
The deadline for applications for the Administrator Officer’s job has been extended to October 16, 2017. Click the link to right if your interested.
After making a stop into the Stamford Community Church Annual Bazaar and then going across the street to the library to lend a hand to the Seed Savers Community Garden Harvest Festival, stop on by Many Forks Farm between 3PM and 6PM for a Work/Play/Learn – Get the Farm Ready for Fall/Winter session. All are welcome! We’re at 1360 River Road, Clarksburg. We’ll have some simple fall farm tasks for your ready hands, remove the big plastic from the caterpillar tunnels, and Beekeeper Tony Pisano will be on hand for questions about hives, and more. Questions – call Sharon at 413-281-1814.