15 February 2011

Dig Day!

The first work day for the Walker Park Community Garden is scheduled for Sunday, February 27th at 1 pm. We will be building our raised beds and officially open registration for garden plots.

We are inviting everyone in the community to come out and help us. Whether you are interested in tending a plot this year or just want to get your hands dirty, we would love to have you!

Because of a generous $500 donation from Ozark Natural Foods, we now have the funds to purchase our soil, sand, mulch, and some tools. But any shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes that you could bring would be greatly appreciated!

This will be our "Ground Breaking" ceremony - our first work day as a group (although we won't be technically breaking the ground, just creating more of it). As someone who has seen this project through since the very beginning half a year ago, this is going to be a very, very exciting day.

 Light refreshments will be served (but bringing extra water is always a good idea).

(And be sure to catch the Community Seed Swap the week before - February 20th at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, next door to our garden site. Anyone can swap open-pollinated (heirloom, old-timey) seeds of food crops, herbs, or ornamentals. If you have no heirlooms, donate seed-envelopes, garden tools, or hybrid seeds while you mingle with gardeners, farmers, and seed savers. Also, local grower Herb Culver will give a workshop on 'Seed Starting' during the Swap.)

I hope to see you there! 



  1. I'm so incredibly excited! To see a (very similar) post on my blog about the work day, check out http://paperyear.blogspot.com/2011/02/walker-park-community-garden-ready-to.html!

  2. awesome post........
    This blog is ever amazing. Thanks