Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Bales Have Landed

Saturday a lot happened in the garden.

Many people came together to install weed suppression in the form of cardboard and wood chips, and place the bales. The Tipi trellis was also installed. Not much is going to change in the garden for a while.

Daily watering of the bales is necessary to start the decomposition of the straw.

If you can’t wait to see what happened Saturday, you can go to Flickr to see some of the pictures that participants have posted.

Flickr: Your Photostream


Friday, March 26, 2010

Visit tomorrow and/or sign up to help!

Help us grow!
The Barkhamsted Garden needs volunteers.
The garden will begin taking shape this weekend.
Stop by the town hall tomorrow, between 10am-12noon to see what it's all about.
To volunteer, email
or log on to lotsahelpinghands to sign up.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Site work has begun!

Garden looking West towards Barkhamsted School

Garden looking South

The garden site was prepared yesterday by Ms. P and the Northwest Regional 7 students. Now we are waiting for mulch! Saturday we will install the straw bales.
Photos by Lisa Candels

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Straw pickup


Well, actually it is straw.

Straw is the byproduct of grain harvest.

It is the stalks left over after grain is harvested and should have little to no seed left.

Straw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We have the straw for the garden.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Garden Planting Timeline

Double click on above image to enlarge.

Gardening Timeline created by Jennifer McGevna

Monday, March 8, 2010


Somewhere in the greenhouse behind this sign, Erick and his students have started the seedlings for the Barkhamsted garden.

I peeked in to look for seedlings.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pushing veggies

This Barkhamsted garden committee member was caught red handed, pushing vegetables on Cub Scouts, amidst a sea of sugar, at the Barkhamsted pack 40 pinewood derby bake sale. In a stunning display of audacity, this person can be seen supplying vegetables to an impressionable young boy. Luckily, the young scout’s face is covered to protect his identity. What will the committee members stoop to next ...teaching children to grown their own ...vegetables?

J. Krug