With Tropical Storm Isaias headed our way Monday night, we need your help to prepare. Please remove all loose items from your plot. These can
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.  Proverbs 12:11 Photo by Kristen, community plot holder Hello
Straw was delivered to the garden May 3.  The cost for this was included in your plot rental fee. Mulching with a layer of newspaper
The Virginia Cooperative Extension has a great infographic to show you what you can direct sow and transplant mid April. More great information their website.
Get ready! Now is the time to plan your garden if you have not done this yet. Our last frost date is around mid April.
What a fantastic, productive week!  Welcome to our newest volunteers, Claudia and Val – we are glad to have you! Friday’s crew made the front

Fall Gardening

We haven’t had too many people gardening in the Fall in past seasons. This year we have several plots that have been replanted for Fall
¾ c. to 1 c. white sugar (organic if possible.)*To add a lavender essence, I muddled (crushed) culinary lavender with amortal/pestle until pulverized and added

Chickpea Bulgur Wheat

30 min healthy bulgur wheat recipe loaded with proteins and fibers. Prepared using all healthy ingredients. 10 mins 20 mins 30 mins Dinner, Lunch 4
Welcome to hurricane season!!  As we prepare for the storm, please secure anything that is not tied down so it doesn’t become a projectile that
We’re so glad you could grow with us this year! Thank you for keeping your commitment to growing and tending your plot. As the season

Caponata Pizza

2 heaped cups caponata – approximate (separate recipe) 1 small summer/yellow squash, thinly sliced ¼ pack of halloumi cheese, thinly sliced OR mozzarella Fresh oregano, chopped

Hummus

This healthy, homemade hummus is super easy and tastes better than anything store-bought. PREP TIME: 3 mins TOTAL TIME: 3 mins COURSE: Appetizer, Snack CUISINE: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern SERVINGS: 8 servings CALORIES: 332kcal AUTHOR: Lisa

Quick Caponata

This will make a little more than you need. Use extras as a bruschetta topping, in a baked potato, or even with an omelette. Mix
Serves: 6 Taken from: http://www.hummusapien.com/easy-healthy-peach-crisp/ This simple vegan and gluten-free peach crisp only requires 8 ingredients and comes together in minutes! Whip it up for
“Eat your Vegetables” You’ve heard this many times! Come find out and enjoy a delicious meal with ingredients picked fresh from our Community Garden!! MENU:Chickpea
Come and enjoy a unique Mediterranean inspired meal with ingredients picked fresh from our Community Garden!!  MENU: Fresh garden veggies w/Hummus, Eggplant Caponata Pizza, Cucumber salad, fruity dessert
If you are new to the community garden this year, you may see this intimidating wasp. They have been coming to the garden for years.
Sunday July 21 at 4:30pm You’re invited to join the community and Nimmo church for a blessing of the garden. It’s a great time to
Cucumbers (Yeah!) Powdery Mildew (Boo!) In the past week my cucumber’s growth has exploded. With the rain we have had, they are taking over my
Hallelujah!! Steve and Beau spent the morning replacing the leaky hydrant.  When you see them give ‘em a high five!!

Tomato Wilt

I am seeing Tomato Wilt in various plots throughout the garden.  With this heat, you may think that a plant is “having a bad day”.
The community plots compost pile is the front pile located to the right  of the sheds. Organic matter from your plots can be added. We
We all know weeds are simply a part of gardening.  Some worse than others. :  ( While we don’t have the following weeds directly in
These beetles are showing up in the garden and are a big problem. They will eat all the leaves on your plants, completely stripping them. 

Time to Mulch

It’s time to mulch and we’ve got plenty of newspaper in the Big Shed. Many thanks to the Virginian Pilot and the Bunny Hutch for
Beware- front hydrant In the community garden plots has a leak. So we are keeping handle up till Conserva can fix the leak. So grateful

Rosemary Giveaway

Need Rosemary? Maryland pruned our rosemary bush today so there’s plenty to share.  Stop by the Giving Garden rest area.   

Water Fix Update

Water will be turned off this THURSDAY MAY 16 between 10am -3pm.  (note date change).   Our wonderful Conserva Irrigation tech, Will has injured his shoulder;
We are already seeing pests in the garden.  Flea beetles are small and shiny with large rear legs.  Adults are about  1/16″ long and range
We’ve had great interest in the community garden this year! All of our community garden plots are now rented for the 2019 season. If you

New Hose Hangers

There are new hose hangers throughout the garden today.  I think Steve has been busy!   THANK YOU, its much appreciated! Everyone, please make an effort
Some composting tips. Click on the image to read the full article.  
Please pay attention to the wooden signs on the front of the  bins. The middle box is now COOKING. Nothing should be added to this