June 13 - Community Gardens will have a booth at the Farmers Market at the Heritage Arena on Lake Dow Road. We will be selling our wonderful cookbooks and herbs. Stop by our booth to say hello.
June 15 - Growing Gourds and Purple Martins Bring your kids to this interesting class taught by Doug Martin, Naturalist from the Cubihatcha Outdoor Center. Doug will talk about when and How to plant gourd seeds, how to make and paint gourd houses, important facts to know about putting up Purple Martin houses and to best maintain them. The class will be held at the Shade House, 86 Work Camp Road, McDonough, GA. The class is $25.00 for non-members and $10.00 for members. Children are free.
June 20 - Community Gardens Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Henry County Extension Office.
June 22 - Second Annual Love and Homegrown Tomatoes Fundraiser, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm., Wesley Way Gardens, 150 John Wesley Way, McDonough, GA. Tickets are available online, through our office at 770-954-0000, and at several retail outlets. For more information, call us or e-mail us at email@example.com
June 27, 28 and 29 9:00 am to 3:00 pm River of Life volunteers from the Methodist Churches will be helping us at our Helping Harvests Gardens and at our Windy Hill Community Garden.
Our new irrigation system at Wesley Way is making a HUGE difference in the spring crop. Beautiful red potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and corn are growing like a picture because of our watering system. We are so grateful to Scott’s for their grant and to our many, many volunteers who have helped install the system. We are hoping to double our harvest this spring!
Woodland and Stockbridge high school student volunteers help layout the new irrigation system.
Many thanks and Kudos to Max Breckenridge, Brian Bouts, Russ Camp and John Newman for helping with the new irrigation system.
Work is still in progress but the goal is be ready for spring planting. Max, Brian and Woodland High School volunteers have already planted onions and potatoes. The irrigation system will dramatically increase our harvest yield at Wesley Way. Photos are from the winter garden.
The Board of Directors of Community Gardens of Henry to hold Annual Meeting April 18, 2013, 11:00 am at the Henry County Public Library, 1001 Florence McGarity Blvd, McDonough.
HERITAGE GARDEN SPRING PLANT DAY
Tuesday, April 16th marks spring plant day for the Heritage Garden. Our gardeners will be planting spring vegetables for their tables and it will not be long before the garden is lush with tomatoes, beans, onions, squash, cucumbers and much more! You are invited to take a stroll through the garden and enjoy its beauty.
FROM CUBIHATCHA HELPING HARVESTS
Good Friday, March 29th is potato planting day at Cubihatcha. We will be planting 50 lbs. of potato eyes, about three 100 ft. rows. Many thanks to Doug Martin, Naturalist at the Outdoor Center, for tilling the garden plot.
The garden is located in Locust Grove at the Cubihatcha Outdoor Center right near the water reservoir. It is a beautiful garden, especially when summer vegetables are at their peak. The garden is one of our charitable giving gardens. All the harvest is donated to help food pantries and non-profits who feed needy families. Last year we harvested 850 lbs of beautiful sweet potatoes from here.