Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some folks from Target came to help

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Giving Gardens

The mayor gave a speech for the opening of the giving gardens.

PJ and the mayor planting. Look at that golden shovel just for occasion.

Almost done

most of the beds planted

PJ and the mayor at the opening of the gardens.

Lisa, the Mayor and PJ
at the giving gardens. We helped with garden for several days and were very happy to see the finished garden. It was a great day with coffee and lovely veggie decorated cookies.

Delivering plants to Giving garden.

Tomato plants for the gardens hardening off in the shade.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beaverton Giving Gardens 2010 progress

Awards Banquet 2010 ~ Thanks to our core volunteers and all the volunteers that are essential for the garden program.

Green Beans, Cabbage and cucumbers


July 3rd ~ We completed several plantings of tomatoes and have one more plot to plant.
It has been a wet May and June so planting has been slow.

June 12th ~ a lot of rain during the past 2 weeks but we were blessed with good weekends and lots of help to prepare the beds and plant some plants and seeds. The slugs were ravenous and ate many of our starts. This is a family friendly activity and everyone had a good time.

May 29th - The end of the 4th large work day and we have more paths in and more amendments. It has rained heavily almost the entire of month of May, and we had to cancel several work days due to the weather. The plants are going to get in the ground soon!

Scraping the the last of the black gold

off to go into the field.

Spreading chips

It was starting to rain so we had to wrap it up. Welcome to Oregon.

Wrapping it up.

A load of donated plants for the fields.

Moving the plants to the field.


Preparing the ground

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Yay... More amendments

Volunteers helping prepare the soil at the giving gardens for planting.

Preparing the soil

Work has begun on the Beaverton giving gardens.
Volunteers weed whacked, and amendments were placed in the garden and it the field cleaned in preparation for tilling this coming week if all goes well.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beaverton Spring garden activities

Bringing in the plant donations.

Mama Samia helping us prepare the beds for planting.

Chive Rescue 101. We gleaned chive plants and are dividing them and holding them for a few days until we get a place prepared at the gardens.
A big day of gleaning.

PJ manning the TVG Gleaner's table the Edible Garden Resource Fair

Our table at the Edible Garden Resource Fair in Multnomah Village

We finished the beds and recovered the unfinished area so we don't have to weed. Next we need mulch.

Taking a break in basking in the February sunshine.

Our surprise of the day was to find a frog on the ground. We moved him to shady part of the garden. Amazing how he got there.

Planting peas is a delicious way to add nitrogen to the soil.

Double Digging beds at the community center Gleaner Garden plot. The plot was full of worms and easy to work this beautiful February day.