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Hey Folks,

Here are last weeks updates! (sorry there late- I was at a long birth this weekend!)

1. Last week! We did a bunch of weeding out of the goutweed and planted some kale in half a bed! Plus we put in some nettles, wormwood, and thyme medicianls

As always, a reminder that its your space, so garden when you want, and to check and use the garden diary! We really need to work on the gout weed- so if you’ve got time- giver’!

2. Next workshop rescheduled! Worm Composting!! Tuesday the 15th from 6-8 pm with Carey Jargen. Carey is an amazing gardener and wonderful person! This is a great workshop, and you’ll never look at weeds the same way again.

Also Upcoming Workshops:
June 8- Forest Gardening & Permaculutre
June 15- Worm Composting
June 22- What Weeds mean in Your Soil!

3. We’re on facebook! did you know? You should join us there if you’re on it. And invite your friends!

4. Next Sunny collective work day! Lets pain the shed! Oh and! I have so many transplants for us to put in! Its supposed to be nicer on Thursday, so lets do it then!

5. Planning-  Alison are you still up for doing this?

6. Reminder of collective Garden times-

TUESDAYS 4:00 pm-6:00 pm  followed by a workshops! from 6:00-8:00pm
THURSDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm
SUNDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm

Alright, I think that’s it! if you have any questions/comments get in touch,

Warmly,
jean

Jean Steinberg
Community Garden Doula for Seemore Green
Working Group of NSPIRG
1411 Seymour Street

garden@nspirg.org

https://seemoregreen.wordpress.com

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Hey Folks,
whoa!~ the weather is amazing! hope you’re all swimming and having a ball!

Here are this weeks updates!

1. This week! We got a whole lot of plants in the ground from the Urban Farm folks. We will be holding their plants for a couple of weeks until they are set up! Yahoo! If you want to give em a water from the rain barrels, I’m sure they would appricate it on these hot days.

Just a quick reminder that its your space, so garden when you want, and to check and use the garden diary! We really need to work on the gout weed- so if you’ve got time- giver’! I won’t be there Sunday, but Megan will.

2. Next workshop! Eating your Edible Weeds! Tuesday the 25th from 6-8 pm with Jen Scotland. Jen is a wicked garden and weed eater. This is a great workshop, and you’ll never look at weeds the same way again.

Also Upcoming Workshops:
June 1- Worm Composting
June 8- Forest Gardening & Permaculutre
June 15- What Weeds mean in Your Soil!

3. We’re on facebook! did you know? You should join us there if you’re on it. And invite your friends!

4. This week- either Tuesday or Thursday we will be painting the shed with black board paint (depends on the weather) come and help!

5. Planning-  Alison has volunteered to get this going & work on the drawing! yes~yes! on Tuesday before the workshop from 4-6pm we’re gonna work on it! We didn’t do it last week, so lets try again!

6. Taking Over- At our first meeting we talked about pitching to Dal the takeover of the whole space. (We have the drawn out plans already!) Lets meet about this on Thursday at 3:00pm! No one showed- maybe because of the rain?! Lets try again this Thursday

7. Reminder of collective Garden times-
TUESDAYS 4:00 pm-6:00 pm  followed by a workshops! from 6:00-8:00pm
THURSDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm
SUNDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm

At the first meeting, we talked about different folks holding down collective garden times, just to make sure there is always someone in the garden during those “open” hours. You don’t have to know a lot about gardening, but just be friendly and open. I would also be willing to help orient folks who want to hold the “open hours”. So can anyone commit to these?\ I think ideally, we could have at least two volunteers committed, since its more fun with two folks.

Alright, I think that’s it! if you have any questions/comments get in touch,

Warmly,
jean

Jean Steinberg
Community Garden Doula for Seemore Green
Working Group of NSPIRG
1411 Seymour Street

garden@nspirg.org

https://seemoregreen.wordpress.com

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hey folks,

we’re sprouting and ready to grow and garden together and learn from each other

our collective gardening times are:

TUESDAYS 4:00 pm-6:00 pm  followed by a workshops! from 6:00-8:00pm
THURSDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm
SUNDAYS 2:00-5:00 pm

The times are a casual, drop-in, and all ages & ability levels are welcomed. There is a phat list of fun things to do so you can chose the activity you are interested in.  There are folks around with lots of gardening experience so if your new, this is a good way to learn! And sometimes we have expertish-folk will come and then to share with us their wisdom; those dates will be posted on the calender.

Hope to see you there!
Warmly,
Jean

if you have questions/comments get in touch,
contact info below

Jean Steinberg
Community Garden Doula for Seemore Green
Working Group of NSPIRG
1411 Seymour Street

garden@nspirg.org

https://seemoregreen.wordpress.com

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Hey Folks!

My name is Jean, and I just started at NSPIRG as Interim Community Garden Doula for Seemore Green Collective Garden. What’s that you say? Well, a garden doula is someone who helps birth gardens! So I am helping get the seemore green garden ripe and ready over the next six weeks. Starting seeds, planning workshops etc!

So let’s get this baby moving! I want to welcome anyone interested to our first meeting this Friday, April 23, at 2:00 at the NSPIRG Office, in the SUB,  6136 University Ave, Rm 314.

We’ll be talking about visioning for the garden, what we want to plant and what workhshops and skills we want to share!!
All ages and ability levels are welcomed.

If you can’t make it, no worries! Just pop me an email with any thoughts and I’ll keep you in the loop!

I am really looking forward to meeting everyone!!

Warmly,
Jean


Jean Steinberg
Community Garden Doula for Seemore Green
Working Group of NSPIRG
1411 Seymour Street
jean.steinberg@gmail.com

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Although our garden does produce, it is more valuable as an educational resource and as a place to experience and share the joy of gardening than as a food supply.

If you’re hoping to grow some food this summer but don’t have land, here are a couple of options that may interest you:

There is a map of community gardens on the Halifax Garden Network website. Go to the site and then click on “Map” at the top of the screen..

Another option is to make an arrangement with someone to do gardening in their yard. A great place to start checking this out is Halifax Landshare. If you have a yard to share, this is a great way to let people know. The system is still in the process of taking root and sprouting, so there will be more yards and gardeners arriving on it soon!

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