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Summer Care Takers
Summary of What You Can Do to Help
  • Cut bouquets and remove dead flowers (deadheading)
  • Weed out Borage plants (plenty more will come back)
  • Harvest fruit and veg as shown on garden map and key
  • Water plants with blue flags by hand
  • Extra credit weed outside of front gate (leave flowers to set seed)
  • Sweep up steps and rake back gravel from stairs
Tips for a great visit:
  1. Pack a picnic and stay for a while.
  2. Bring vases, jars, buckets, foil, or rubber bands to easier take flowers home.
  3. Bring bags or baskets to more easily harvest food.
    1. If you dig potatoes (in bed 11 only) take note of the irrigation line and dig gently around it, better yet just the the three lines out of the way and then replace when done digging.
    2. If harvesting lettuce consider just removing the larger outside leaves and leaving the plant there for future harvests
    3. don't forget to harvest zuchinni 
View Map and Video Below

Summer Care 2017

Summer Care 2017

Sign Up For Summer Garden Care - Eat Plums, Dig Potatoes, Cut Flowers and Care for the Garden and New School Landscape!
The Best Fertilizer is the Gardener's Shadow.
Sign Up Here Directions and a Care Video 
will be emailed to you.

2016 Summer Garden Care Instructions

Sign up to help and/or see when you or others have signed up to help on this form

Prepare yourself and kids to help
  1. Read the following notes
  2. Watch the Summer Care Video before you visit for more details. Also check out these extra credit tasks! Potting Plants and Clearing for Flower Bed
  3. Learn how to record the weather in our weather station
The shed is the only area in the garden that is locked. I have sent you the combo. Please lock when you are done.

All our beds are numbered on the end of the bed and you can find a map on this page.

Fun Easy Family Friendly Tasks 
Find details on this list in the summer care video below. This list will be updated throughout the summer.
  • Deadhead flowers (remove spent flowers) and cut bouquets for your self
  • Harvest lemon verbena, chamomile, and lemon balm.
  • Weed the vegetable beds
  • Pick up and compost fallen plum fruits (gorge yourself on plums)
  • Water plants that have a blue flags
  • Bring kitchen scraps to feed our worms

Extra Credit Tasks!
  • Pulling Kukuya Grass from our fence lines. See details in video
  • Taking the Kukuya Grass and other weed barrels and dumping them in the school's green waste bins near front of school
  • Taking the Garbage and Recycling from inside the shed and in the covered lath house and dumping them in the school's bins near front of school
  • Building Trelises for cucumbers in bed 10, for tomatoes in beds 2-6 and bed 9