WELCOME The Larkspur California Community Garden provides Larkspur residents space in 72 small garden plots, a tool shed, a compost area and a communal orchard. This Organic garden, located in Piper Park was established in 1982.
If you are interested in joining the garden community and if you live in Larkspur or Greenbrae, contact and sign up with the Larkspur Recreation Department.
June 8,2018 We have just finished! I want to sincerely thank you, all of you, our community minded gardeners who came out to help clean up the serious weed problem at garden #17. For two days you weeded, shoveled, dug down 16 inches, sifted through soil and broke up clods of dirt with your hands. All this to remove the many roots from Bermuda grass and bindle weed and to restore the garden and make it plantable again. All that remains to be done is to remove four rebar posts and rake the soil evenly throughout the garden. We have decided, that for the rest of this year, OUR GOAL is to keep the garden weed free and to allow you (our helpers only) to work together in this plot and plant and care for the garden with a total of 15 tomato plants which will bear fruit for our Food Bank program. As you water the garden, any overlooked weed root will regrow. If a weed returns you can easily remove it by digging down to its root in the ground. All donations of tomato plants and fertilizer will help make this a success. Please oo-ordinate your efforts. Here are the names of everyone who helped. -Patrick Dotterweich, Tom Guildman, Jill Hutchinson, Geno Parfitt, Dawniele Pasha, Jane Riney, Dick Whitley and Chris Young. To participate you can call each other or offer your email for others to contact you. Send your email permission to me. I will pass it on to these helpers only. Again, you are the best! Stephen
Hello to all Community Gardeners, March 24, 2018
Welcome to our 36thyear of organic growing at The Larkspur Community Garden. We began in 1982 with 42 garden plots and today we have 72 plots with a large tool shed, a working compost area, a mature orchard with color gardens and enthusiastic gardeners who continue to build community and renew their relationships with their gardens and each other. Thank you for all your support.
What a great time we had today at the garden. There was a lot to cheer about. Today was not rained out and we had our new gardener's Orientation, introduced a new coordinator, received new volunteers for our Food Bank deliveries and year round helpers for our Compost bins. Our potluck was full of good recipes, (look for these new ones), to be put on our garden website. Everyone who asked for an Alternative Task completed it on time. New wood chips were delivered and placed in the Orchard and we found weeds in the most unusual places.
Everyone was upbeat and went home with a smile. We missed those handful who were absent, but look forward to your joining us next time.
See you in the garden, Stephen
January 21, 2018 😊🌹🌹thank you! — from Jill Hutchinson, coordinator of Rose Committee Many members of the newly expanded Rose Committee met yesterday to attend to the roses along the back fence of our Orchard area. We shared knowledge of pruning, helped one another and pruned, weeded, raked and fed the roses. We hope everyone will enjoy the beautiful blooms this Spring and throughout the year. It was nice having more people to help and everyone was enthusiastic. Thank you to everyone who attended! Pictured here, left to right. Rosemary De Sanna, Tom Guldman, Ysabel Eyman, Margaret Walsh, Mari Paden, Stephanie Prescott (front). Photographer, Jill Hutchinson
Hello Jill, The Rose Committee is awesome. To have so many enthusiastic gardeners all working together and offering advice to each other and strengthening the bonds of community is the way we grow and flower with the roses. Everything looks wonderful. Thank you to all. See you in the garden, Stephen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Next garden Workday and Potluck - Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:A.M.
-Mulch, mulch, and mulch. Can you water twice or even just once a week?
- Food Bank begins July 5th and runs through mid October.Please be generous. (see "Fresh Dirt" for more information.)
Visitors are welcome to tour the garden when there are garden members working. Visitors are always invited to ask questions. We ask only that you stay on the paths and not walk inside individual gardens, and of course, no picking. Thank you.
In an Organic garden the soil is the foundation of a healthy eco system. That is why Organic gardeners feed the soil and not the plant. The soil then serves as the reservoir for water and the vital nutrients that the plant requires for growth.
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