June 2017 E-Newsletter
It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses. -Nathaniel Parker Willis
Spotted around the garden:
Featured Instagram Photo of the Month: Roses from around the garden. A special shout out to Amanda Goodpaster (P1 Lower) for the terrific job she is doing managing our OVF Instagram feed.
Upcoming Garden Events:
Jun. 10 - Saturday Workday - 9:00 AM – Noon
Jun. 10 - Potluck Lunch - Noon
Jun. 10 - General Meeting - 1:00 PM
Jun. 10 - Greenhouse Fundraiser - 1:30 PM
Jun. 24 - Fermentation Class 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Jun. 25 - Sunday Workday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Here are some general tips for gardening in June. Favorite tip of the month: “Fill small planting area gaps with heat-tolerant lettuce or spinach. Keep seed packets of these in the refrigerator for seeds that will germinate quickly in hot weather.“
- With tomato season hitting its’ peak, it’s rare not to encounter some blight issues in our ocean climate. Learn how to spot, prevent and control tomato blight!
- KNOW YOUR WEEDS! – There are three weeds that DO NOT belong in the green waste piles: false garlic, nut grass and bindweed Please help us control these weeds by learning how to identify them!
- Make sure to join us on Saturday June 10th for a workday, potluck, general meeting and greenhouse fundraiser. Some of the plants for sale will include mixed summer lettuces, hot & sweet peppers, summer & winter squash, oregano, cucumbers, flowers, and tomatoes. See the OVF site for the full list.
- Check out this beautiful photo of the OVF Greenhouse by gardener Nancy Nyberg featured on the “Your Shot” section of the National Geographic Website!
Get Those Service Hours Completed!
This is it! Unless other arrangements have been made with your phase rep., all gardeners will need to have half of their community service hours completed by the end of the month (June 30th)
Garden member and OVF Instagram guru Amanda Goofpaster will be teaching a fermentation workshop on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00-11:30 AM for OVF gardeners. Learn how to ferment vegetable from your garden! Topics to be covered include:
- How to select and prepare foods for fermenting
- Ensuring food safety
- The health benefits of fermenting
- Take home your own jar of kimchi
We’re looking for volunteer journalists (both photo and essay) to capture the history of the garden. Contact Andy Morris if you are interested in helping with the project.
There are still several openings available for gate closing assignments over the second half of the year. Sign-up in the main shed.
That’s all for now. Happy gardening!