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August 3rd Workday

posted Jul 31, 2017, 12:49 PM by John Fisher   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 12:57 PM by Aisling Mitchell ]

PRIORITY TASKS

  • Move the kitchen table to be closer to the faucet beside the pineapple guava tree 
  • Move over other picnic table from Amesti field (trouble shoot best set ups) 
  • Remove Big Plastic Storage Cabinet
  • Install Greenhouse Siding JOHN / BRUNO, SCREWS that Margaret and John Bought, DRILL GUNS, TIN SNIPS That JOHN Bought
  • Weed Blast with Groups in Beds and Boarders
  • Paint the kitchen table, brown paint for the top, sky blue for the sides BROWN PAINT IS THERE. MARGARET BUY SKY BLUE SEMI GLOSS OUTDOOR PAINT 1 Gallon, 1/2 Gallon purple paint, 1/2 gallon grass green paint AND 2 + 4 inch wide brushes BRUSHES (8 Brushes total)
  • Rodent Proof the Cupboard JOHN
  • Sand and Paint Picnic tables (prevent splintering and increases appeal) HEAVY SAND PAPER or BELT SANDER, GALLON OF OUTDOOR SEMI GLOSS PAINT, 3 in or 4 in wide BRUSHES (3 more)
  • Clear out and organize materials behind greenhouse August 3rd 
  • Weed the greenhouse + Install weed cloth under the gravel to prevent future weeds ROLL OF 4 FOOT WIDE WEED CLOTH 25ft
  • Empty Garbage and Green Waste

EXTRA TIME
  • Install Sink After Painting
  • Cut the back out of the blackboard to discourage graffiti Aisling 
  • Sand and paint seedling tables? Aisling Extra task for early finishers at the workday August 3rd 
  • Clear out compost area (only want to use it for food scraps/little weeds next year) Aisling August 3rd 
  • Plant reseeding annuals/ install perennials Aisling SEEDS, PERENNIALS, PLANTS

BRING RAGS, extension cords (Margaret can you get us access to power?) 


Water Timer Instruction Video

posted Jul 7, 2017, 2:04 PM by John Fisher

View this video for instructions on using the water timer.
Here is Orbitz Instruction Video

Put in new batteries every June.

It is better to water earlier in the day than in the later afternoon.

The water timer has the following "zones" or "stations". Each station can be set for different frequencies - "How Often" (days between watering) , duration - "How Long" (the length in minutes the zone will be turned on for), "Start Times" (when the zone will go on, it is best not to have zones run as the same time as that may reduce pressure in each zone)

Station one - Borders  and Fruit Trees - This zone should be watered less frequently and for longer durations. For example every 5-7 days for 40 minutes. In the winter this could be turned off when there is rain.

Station two - Garden Beds - This zone should be watered more frequently and for shorter durations. For example every other day for 20 minutes. In the winter this could reduced when there is rain, but should still be on if growing veggies.

Station three - Greenhouse - This zone should go one everyday for 3-5 minutes if starting or caring for plant starts. In the winter or when watering perennial container plants the frequency of this zone could be reduced to every 3 - 5 days with duration increased to 5-10 minutes. To avoid disease or mold water in the morning hours.
If you notice rotted seeds/seedlings or mold/moss growing reduce the frequency to every 2 or 3 days.


Teachers Who Attended 10/24/16 Garden PD

posted May 11, 2017, 10:27 PM by John Fisher   [ updated May 11, 2017, 10:29 PM ]

10/24/16 Garden PD Attendees
Kinder:
Celene Vega
Alex Garcia
Josefina Castrellon

First:
Lanette Maioriello
Colleen Powers
Carmen Alvarez (the teacher who is attending Friday's garden tour)

Second:
Ellen Faltas
Rebekah Osborn (aka Becky)
Jiwon Yoo (aka Gabi)

Support staff:
Rachel Hitchcock
Margaret Rosa

Welcome to our Updates and Archives

posted May 11, 2017, 9:50 PM by John Fisher   [ updated May 11, 2017, 10:25 PM ]

These posts serve as place for us to share updates and archive important things like irrigation maps and garden history.



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