October 24th, 2010 – 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party
We returned to the garden to carve pumpkins just in time for Halloween! There was hot mulled cider and plenty of delicious desserts as we used flashlights and candle light to carve our lanterns!
October 17th, 2010 – Cold Frame Workshop
Sally McCabe from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society led a hands-on workshop to build a season-extending cold frame for gardeners at The Woodlands Community Garden and other gardeners from all over the city. We used aluminum and glass windows that we salvaged from the trash, and recycled plastic lumber to create a simple cold frame. The window rests on the frame and can be easily removed in hotter weather. Now our garden is dotted with cold frames!
July 11th, 2010 – Garden-Building and Welcome New Gardeners Potluck
In the beginning of the 2010 growing season we trimmed some tree limbs and had enough sunlight and space to build six more plots in the garden! So to kick off the building workday, and to welcome all those new gardeners into the community, we had a potluck in the garden. That new picnic table really came in handy!
January 31st, 2010 – Garden-Planning Potluck at Erica’s House
Since we couldn’t get our hands dirty in the garden, we decided to have a garden-planning party instead! Garden organizer Erica hosted it at her house and lots of neighborhood gardeners from The Woodlands and other gardens came to share ideas. There were lots and lots of seed catalogues to look at and people brought seeds and delicious food to share. There was also a surprise for everyone who came – a free pair of gardening gloves that were a donation from Wells-Lamont and the America the Beautiful Fund!
Thanks Wells-Lamont and American the Beautiful Fund!
November 22nd, 2009 - Beekeeping Talk
Local beekeepers Daniel Duffy and Hannah Shulman discussed the benefits of beekeeping, dispelled some myths, showed off some beekeeping equipment, and presented an argument for why it’s a great idea to set up hives in local community gardens. Gardeners brought blankets and chairs to sit on and more blankets to wrap up in! There were also some bee-themed cookies to snack on.
October 25th, 2009 - Pumpkin-Carving Party
Community Gardeners from The Woodlands and other gardens in the area came to see the progress that was made over the summer at The Woodlands Community Garden. To celebrate the harvest season there was a pumpkin-carving party at the garden, complete with hot cider and sweet snacks. the gardeners also stayed in the garden until after dark to light and enjoy the jack-o-lanterns!