May 2009 at NFI
June 1, 2009
Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative
Category: General News
So we got really busy in the garden & got totally behind in our blogging :( SORRY!!
In short – May was a really great month at the Neighborhood Farm Initiative. We:
* Retrieved all of our plants out of the greenhouse we were renting & held some re-potting workdays, inc battling an aphid infestation!
* Held the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th classes in the Gardening Education Program (Planning your garden, Transplanting, and Mulching & Irrigation)
* Had a booth at the Brookland Sunday farmers’ market, accepting suggested donations for organically grown heirloom tomato seedlings
* Started our CSG share pickups with some beautiful organically grown lettuces and herbs
* Participated in the community garden-wide cleanup day
* Josh (NFI co-coordinator) got married!!
* Had a number of volunteer workdays at the garden – in May alone, NFI hosted 51 distinct volunteers (37 new), performing a total of 265 volunteer hours!!
Whew!!! Here are a few photos so you can see what we did – more photos available at:
Aaron helps out with the tilling