On Saturday, April 14th, we had a big day in the St. Peter’s Community Garden. We moved 35 cubic yards of mulch. Doesn’t sound like much? Consider that a box about 10 feet wide by 12 feet long by 8 feet tall would hold it nicely. Imagine mulch completely filling your dining room all the [...]
We dig dirt! Mary Kay and Sandee Vandenboom, Judy Spooner, Ray Hain, Marci, Maggie and Jack Neely, Jeanette Boeh, Andrea Neuman, Bebe Harrington and the Schmidt family worked last week. Green beans and swiss chard were planted. Beds were cultivated. Edging was tidied around the butterfly garden and berry patch. Flowers are blooming and the bees [...]
Thanks to our Social Services Director, Ray Hain, all the volunteers who spent last Sunday planting, mulching and weeding. Soon the St. Peter’s Community Garden will be full of onions, potatoes, carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach, greens, broccoli and cauliflower! Drop by and spend a few quiet moments with nature and see the progress. Or contact [...]
Our little garden came up big in the 10,000 Garden Challenge. The Challenge, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, encourages people to “connect with agriculture, promotes local foods and healthy eating.” says Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri Department of Agriculture. Our prize? A gift package worth over $500 including seeds, plants and equipment for our [...]
There were so many seeds of lettuce, spinach, greens, sweet peas and radishes, bulbs of onions and plants of broccoli and cauliflower and cabbage…and many potatoes…but many hands make light work!
This summer, Kansas City Community Gardens announced its second annual Marder Family Garden Awards. These awards are granted to gardens that best represent the “Spirit of Community Gardening” and the contest is open to all individual gardens, schoolyard gardens and community partner gardens in the Kansas City metro area. Last year’s recipient of the award [...]
Fall is the time to amend the soil, and last weekend several committed garden volunteers with shovels and rakes in hand scooped and spread zoo manoo. Each year the zoo makes available composted manure from our friends that spend most of their time there (the animals that is…) I think the elephants are the biggest [...]
It was a mixed bag this year with the sweet potato harvest – the vines were about as healthy as they could be. They filled up the compost bin after being cut from what waited below the soil’s surface. A good turnout of volunteers helped dig and poke at the surprise that awaited us. Some [...]