Preparing for Fall

Thanks to those who came out yesterday evening to attend the “Fall Crops, Mulch, and Putting Gardens to Bed” workshop (part 3 of Plant Providence‘s “Beginning Grower Series”) taught by experienced community gardeners Jen Steinfeld and Jerome Charleus. The workshop took place at the Janes St. community garden, which, like all of SCLT’s gardens, is a little green oasis in the city. At a picnic table under a shady tree, Jen and Jerome explained how to plant garlic and other crops and use mulch to protect plants, retain moisture, and prevent erosion. They also demonstrated how to sow a winter cover crop that will put nutrients back into the soil. Everyone went home with a packet of rye seeds to try.

If you missed the workshop, don’t worry—it will be taught again this Saturday the 18th! This time, it will be held at 10 a.m. at the Cadillac Drive Park Community Garden (located near Early St in Elmwood). And if you can’t make it this weekend, you can still read about fall planting on our website or attend the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s workshop on winter vegetable growing on September 26; for more details, visit the Events section of our website.

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