Winter is for Planning

The Demonstration Garden finally gets a rest. The garden right off 60th avenue, which we’ve worked in for many years (2008?) has been asleep since early November, but some dedicated (foolhardy?) folks kept working in the new Annex until mid-December. Finally we’ve given it a rest as well.

Believe it or not - and probably a lot of volunteers would vote “not” - our first planning meeting for the new year is only weeks away on January 18th. If you’d like to get in on the ground floor (no basement available) of planning for the new year, come to the Woodstock Wine and Deli at noon that day. If you’re not on the planning listserv (DemoGardenPlanning), send a note to, asking to be added. Actual work at the garden will probably start at the beginning of February with the planting of seeds in the greenhouse for later transplanting when the outdoor soil warms.

Two of the beds, M & N, at the original garden will be allowed to go fallow this year. The year before last we discovered Symphylans in those beds. We attempted to grow potatoes in the beds last year, but did not have a very good crop. Our research indicated potatoes were the least affected of the vegies we usually grow, but no one is excited about trying to get a crop from those beds this year.