Winter Prep

Hi Demo Garden followers,

Monday was a very busy day at the garden.  We had a total crew of 15 MGs and 2 guests who decided they really wanted to know what the Demo Garden was all about.  Another group of gardeners in the original garden area finished up the winterizing of beds, and continued the daunting task of putting the greenhouse and shed in order for the winter.  Do you know just how filthy a refrigerator can get over the course of a season?

Work at the Demo Garden is winding down for the year.  It’s been a very productive year with our total harvest reaching 2116 pounds of which 2036 pounds was donated to local food banks.  Master Gardeners donated 289 pounds from their own gardens to add to that total.  At least 68 MGs have volunteered over 2668 hours of their time to make this possible.  We had 133 visitors, including a wonderful class of kids from an alternative high school who had a great time learning about the garden and harvesting produce to make a yummy salsa for an afternoon treat.

Monday, November 6 will be our last day in the garden for 2017.  We’ll start up again in February and hope to see you then.

Happy gardening,
Heidi Nichols for Gloria Bennett, guru for Monday, October 30, 2017