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EDIT: The plan for next Saturday is this to meet at my place as early as possible (I’ll be there at 8am). When enough people show up that want to help o
ut, we’ll make a trip to Bayview garden center and pick out plants, seeds and possibly something potassium based for a fertilizer (my veggies have been pretty weak so far..they need some umph!). I may get some extra tools depending on how many people show up.
There is some clearing work that needs to be done, but I’ve done roughly 63.24% of it so far. If you want to do some work, get in early. I have to clear out the rest of the 16′x16′ plot (less than half left) and trim back some overgrowth. We also have to pull up some wild fennel and pig weed roots (they spread like crazy in the backyards of the Mission). Finally, a 16′ stretch of fence needs to be nailed into place, and water hoses run through the garden. After that, we can assess what to grow, etc.
Planting may take some time as we have to think about companion plants, light, season, and pest control through logic not petroleum. After we do all of our seedling transplants, we can work on seeds.
I’m looking forward to having good discussions and some help in the back yard. Please bring gardening gloves and shoes/pants you can get dirty. I’ll order food once everyone shows up!
EDIT: I’m making gruel with fresh and dried fruits, nuts, honey, PB, yogurt, whatever you’d normally put in oatmeal, put it in this 7 or 12-grain cereal.
Things on my mind that we have to do today: finish installing a fence, finish pulling weeds in main garden area (my job), trim trees and bushes, plan season, shop for seeds and seedlings, plant, high five each other on a job well done!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
8:00am - All Ages
450 S. Van Ness
San Francisco, CA, US 94103
I know this may sound like an invitation to work, but I'm goign to clear out my back yard again in order to start planting herbs, veggies and good flowers for beneficial insects and bees. There's a lot of work to be done, so I was hoping to have people over to help in trade for future vegetables and herbs. If you're interested in shopping for plants and seeds, email me at benhenry AT collab21 DOT com.
And! If you want to learn about double digging or gardening using the French intensive method, come over and watch/help out!