Monday, May 21, 2012

First Donation of the Year!

The Garden is finally looking plentiful!  This week we will donate 25 heads of lettuce and several pounds of greens to the White Stone Baptist Food Pantry.  A big thanks to Mike and Carolyn for weeding and mulching the paths.  And to the Earth Store for donating the mulch!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An Evening With....

An Evening With… 

Please join us on Thursday, May 10th  at 6PM for an Evening with the Bay Center Gardeners. 

The Bay Center Community Garden is entering its third year and continues to strive towards its mission of nurturing connection to the earth and providing the community with access to local, fresh produce through area food pantries. 

The evening will include a teasing taste of the summer harvest, sharing the future design of the Garden and viewing the movie FRESH.  If you have plants (divided bulbs or spreading perennials) or seeds to share/swap please bring them.

Please bring a donation of $10 to the Bay Center

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring has Sprung!

It's spring and things are starting to grow in the garden.  Our strawberries have flowers, and the thornless blackberries are leafing out.  We have planted kale, collards, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, radishes, peas and lettuce.  Everything is beginning to pop out of the ground. It is all very exciting!  Please stop by any time to explore.

May 10th, the Bay Center for Spiritual Development will be hosting a evening talk about the Garden.  Come learn about what we are doing this year, plans for a new garden design, and then watch the movie FRESH.

Happy Growing!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's almost spring, and we're back!

We're deep into planning the Community Garden this year.

The first, second, and third graders at the Kilmarnock Montessori School are helping this year by growing our starts and coming to the garden to help plant, weed, and learn about gardening and community service.

The Northern Neck Food Bank has done an amazing job at securing produce to distribute to pantries in the Northern Neck.  Our little bit is just a drop in the bucket, so this year we will be donating the produce we grow directly to the White Stone Baptist Food Pantry.

Please stop by and say hi! As always if you want or need produce, come weed for a bit and we'll send you home with some.

Happy Growing!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Digging in for the Winter

It has been a wonderful year at the Community Garden. The Garden has been put to bed for the winter.  Look for a Thank You in the Rapphannock Record to all of the people who donated time and supplies to the garden.  We are already planning for next year and have some fun ideas in store!  We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Garden doesn't grow only vegetables....

This week we found some baby bunnies!  I know, it shouldn't be exciting because they'll probably eat all our fall seedlings...but they are quite cute.  Here is a picture of one of them.  It IS a donation garden isn't it?!?

This week we donated 160 pounds of produce to the Northern Neck Food Bank.  This went to serve 75 families in Westmoreland.  Please keep the community donations coming! We had over 50 pounds donated to our red bin. 
Happy Growing!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Red Bin is Working!

Thank you so much to those of you who donated your extra garden produce to our "red bin!"  Here is a picture of what we received this week. Keep it comin'!