We have a lot going on this month and we want to invite you to be a part of all we’re doing.
WORK DAY: Today we will be doing a lot of work. We will be building trellises, finishing our new bed which we will be experimenting with the “three sisters” (corn, beans, and squash) and painting the shed. In the weeks to come we will be planning out something to do with the front portion of the lawn. Oh, and strawberry buds are forming!!! Come on out and see what we’re doing.
POTLUCK & DR. MATT BONZO!!! During our kick-off week we had arranged to have Dr. Bonzo come out and speak but we had a rainy, crummy day and decided to reschedule. So next week Thursday Dr. Bonzo will be coming to the garden to talk about “Food and Gratitude” from his new book coming out in August on Wendell Berry. Dr. Bonzo is the Professor of Philosophy at Cornerstone University and also runs Small Wonders CSA with his wife and son. He is the co-author of the book “Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: a reader’s guide”. We look forward to hearing his inspiring words amidst our journey to grow good food. We will also be having a potluck so bring a dish to pass, blankets, utensils and a beverage. We may even have a bonfire and roast marshmallows!! This is an event you won’t want to miss. No work day.
Saturday, May 21st
PICNIC IN WILCOX PARK: The Eastown Community Association will be hosting their annual “Picnic in the Park”. The picnic will take place at Wilcox Park and the Barefoot Victory Garden will be there handing out flyers and talking about organic gardening. Stop on by for some info and some hotdogs.
Saturday, May 28, 9:30 am
FARM TOUR- BLANFORD NATURE CENTER’S NEW CSA!!: We are having our first ever farm tour!!! The Blanford Nature Center has started a new CSA this year and has graciously set aside time for the Barefoot Victory Garden to come out, look around, learn some new things and do a little work. Come to the garden at 9:30 am ready to work. We will be carpooling to the event. This event is totally free and we encourage you to bring your friends. To sign up for this event please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information.