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Help needed October 3 9AM

Sarah Hutt
 

Hi all

I am looking for some help - with the Saturday, October 3, Friends of Peters Park neighborhood park cleanup

They will be getting compost from the Parks Department as part of the Park Oscar program.

We are loaning them shovels and wheelbarrows and they are going to give us a portion of the compost

I am looking for a couple of people who can bring the compost over to the garden around 11:30 - Noon.

If anyone wants to help take tools over at 9AM or bring them back at NOON that would be great too.

Here is the days schedule:
Saturday, October 3rd, 9 AM -12 NOON  
Coffee and donuts at 9, work starts at 9:30.
Rain Date October 4th.   
Please bring your garden gloves and garbage bags.  
Please wear your mask.

If you have questions or can help just respond to this email
Thank you


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Clean up notice

Sarah Hutt
 

To all 
Notice!!!  we will have the dumpster the weekend of October 23 - 25 - please plan to use this time to clean up your garden and prepare for winter.  
Thank you Lixian for translating this information.
I’ve attached this info as a flyer - if anyone has access to a xerox machine and can print out copies please let me know so we can hand them out and post them in the garden.  I have colored paper that you can use.  Please respond to this email and let me know.
Thanks everyone.

Berkeley Community Garden Fall Cleanup

伯克利社区花园秋季清理

DUMPSTER will be available/垃圾车厢将在菜园前停三天

Friday, October 23 /1023日,星期五

Saturday, October 24 /1024日,星期六

                Sunday, October 25 /1025日,星期日

Rain or shine /风雨无阻

Practicing Social Distancing!!! please everyone must wear a mask

 们需要保持社会距离,所以请大家都戴口罩

Bring your own garbage bags & gloves/带上自己的垃圾袋和手套

There will be no formal meeting in the middle/ 间不会有正式会议

No Potluck /没有联欢会餐

Shovels, rakes & wheelbarrows will be available over the weekend

周末将会有铁锹,耙子和独轮车可以使用

The DUMPSTER will be delivered Friday morning and then DUMPSTER removal will be early on Monday.

( 垃圾车在周五早上到, 周一早上离开)

 

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Still time for a 2nd fall planting in September

Sarah Hutt
 

Hi all,
There is still time for you to plant the faster growing greens, radishes, for your 2nd fall harvest as well as onions, garlic for spring harvest.

Here are a few seed companies - there are more - their web sites will give more ideas, planting details and suggestions - I’m not promoting them just offering them as a guide.

If you have any other suggestions please share.
Thanks

Burpee vegetables: https://tinyurl.com/y65nuzm8
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company <seeds@...>
Seeds of Italy <seeds@...>

Botanical Interest fall flowers:   https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxo9u3ht
White Flower Farm      <whiteflowerfarm.com>

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
- Samuel Butler
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    Summer Sale!    Garlic    Bulbs    Vegetables    Flowers    Herbs

Yes, it's September already.

Sometimes we wish summer would last a bit longer, but a frost is still far off and plenty of warm days remain in the garden. Right now, as some crops like tomatoes and peppers ripen to perfection, we can prep our beds for cool-weather plantings of garlic, shallots, and fall bulbs. We can also plant fast-growing greens and radishes and make a plan to use row cover for our winter-edible crops. September is a month of garden transitions; use our handy checklist to prepare for the chillier months to come.


Sow these fast-growing greens and radishes for late fall and early winter eating.

Easter Egg Radish

Crunchy roots that come in pink, purple, and white.

Tokyo Bekana
Harvest for baby leaves or overwinter with protection.

Shanghai Baby Bok Choy
These mini-munchers perk up in the fall and are great for the grill.

Salad Savor Mix
For a salad with substance, try this lettuce-free mix that can be picked while young.

German Giant Radish
Quick growers that are delicious raw or roasted.

Arugula
A peppery, toothsome green that thrives in cool temps. Use row cover to overwinter.

More Seeds to Sow for Fall >>
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at in-person events.
Our mailing address is:
Hudson Valley Seed Co.
4737 Route 209
Accord, NY  1240


grapes and other

Sarah Hutt
 

To all
Follow up from request to pick up garden sign - thank you Steven - look for a new sign up in the next few weeks.

Just a reminder the grapes are ready to pick from the A Row vine - try not to leave too many on the ground!!  They are a bit tart so maybe best cooked or made into jam.

Happy Labor Day






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A request

Sarah Hutt
 

Hi all

This is a bit of a wild request but - some of you may remember last summer when BU students visited the garden to do interviews and collect plant samples for a class on historical research and archiving.

As a result of the information they collected the kids wanted to give us a New Garden Sign that had more historical information to celebrate the gardens creation.

With the help of some of you - we edited it and sent it off to the printer.

We were just notified it has finally been completed.

Just on the chance I wondered if anyone traveled to East Greenwich RI and could pick it up.
The garden will pay for gas and tolls.

If not no problem.

Thanks

Sarah C105







Fall cleanup

Sarah Hutt
 

Hi all

Thank you to those that responded to me email about getting a dumpster

We seem to have overwhelming support to get the fall dumpster for cleanup

We will have the dumpster delivered on 
Friday October 23
it will stay over the weekend and leave very early Monday morning, October 26th

Rain or shine this will be our weekend to clean out the garden.

This will be an unorganized cleanup - no general meeting or potluck.

More info to follow

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Re: Aug 31 update

Jodi Haley
 

Thank you Sarah - would vote yes for a dumpster please.  

Along the lines of tomatoes and rats/bunnies... has anyone had issues with ants or flying ants this year?  My tomatoes were decimated by them and I dont ever remember seeing them (or to this extent) in prior years.  Would love advice on how to get rid of them if anyone has it!  

Thanks!


On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 9:37 AM Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
To all
I hope have had a good season in the garden

For those of you enjoying a continued harvest

Yes, those are birds eating your tomatoes from the top of plants, squirrels and rats will bite the ones closer to the ground.

PLEASE harvest your tomatoes and all other fruits. Do not leave them to drop from the vine.
 If they get bites take the damaged fruits home.  Do not leave them in the garden or toss them out on the paths or common planting areas they will attract rodents .

While things start to wind down for those planting a 2nd crop remember there are still Rabbits in the garden so protect your small plants.

RATS and RABBITS
Both Rabbits and Rats are starting to look for places to create winter dens.  Please keep things from building up around your garden fences.  

If you have been given a Garden Rat Trap  please do not remove.  Ted baits them on a regular basis and they help to discourage the rats from digging dens in the garden.

If you see a rat hole or rats please let us know.  Do not manage them on your own.  It works better if we can treat the area around the Rat dens.

Fall Dumpster
There has been some talk of getting the Fall Dumpster at the end of October.  We would have it for 3 days. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.  But there would be no organized cleanup or potluck.  

What do you think about this?  
Please let me know.

Berkeley Community Gardens  <www.berkeleygardens.org>

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Thanks all,


Re: Aug 31 update

Elizabeth ANDERSON
 

I can go without a dumpster but would certainly use it, if available. 


On Aug 31, 2020, at 09:46, Emily Ryzak <emilyryzak@...> wrote:


Agreed on both counts! 

Thanks for all your hard work Sarah. 

On Aug 31, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Sarah Nichols <sarah.dawn.nichols@...> wrote:


Hi Sarah,

Thanks for your email, I've missed seeing you and everyone else from the garden this year! It's been a strange season.

I really like the idea of a late October dumpster, I just wanted to weigh in on that.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 9:37 AM Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
To all
I hope have had a good season in the garden

For those of you enjoying a continued harvest

Yes, those are birds eating your tomatoes from the top of plants, squirrels and rats will bite the ones closer to the ground.

PLEASE harvest your tomatoes and all other fruits. Do not leave them to drop from the vine.
 If they get bites take the damaged fruits home.  Do not leave them in the garden or toss them out on the paths or common planting areas they will attract rodents .

While things start to wind down for those planting a 2nd crop remember there are still Rabbits in the garden so protect your small plants.

RATS and RABBITS
Both Rabbits and Rats are starting to look for places to create winter dens.  Please keep things from building up around your garden fences.  

If you have been given a Garden Rat Trap  please do not remove.  Ted baits them on a regular basis and they help to discourage the rats from digging dens in the garden.

If you see a rat hole or rats please let us know.  Do not manage them on your own.  It works better if we can treat the area around the Rat dens.

Fall Dumpster
There has been some talk of getting the Fall Dumpster at the end of October.  We would have it for 3 days. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.  But there would be no organized cleanup or potluck.  

What do you think about this?  
Please let me know.

Berkeley Community Gardens  <www.berkeleygardens.org>

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Thanks all,



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702.756.2980



Re: Aug 31 update

Emily Ryzak
 

Agreed on both counts! 

Thanks for all your hard work Sarah. 

On Aug 31, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Sarah Nichols <sarah.dawn.nichols@...> wrote:


Hi Sarah,

Thanks for your email, I've missed seeing you and everyone else from the garden this year! It's been a strange season.

I really like the idea of a late October dumpster, I just wanted to weigh in on that.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 9:37 AM Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
To all
I hope have had a good season in the garden

For those of you enjoying a continued harvest

Yes, those are birds eating your tomatoes from the top of plants, squirrels and rats will bite the ones closer to the ground.

PLEASE harvest your tomatoes and all other fruits. Do not leave them to drop from the vine.
 If they get bites take the damaged fruits home.  Do not leave them in the garden or toss them out on the paths or common planting areas they will attract rodents .

While things start to wind down for those planting a 2nd crop remember there are still Rabbits in the garden so protect your small plants.

RATS and RABBITS
Both Rabbits and Rats are starting to look for places to create winter dens.  Please keep things from building up around your garden fences.  

If you have been given a Garden Rat Trap  please do not remove.  Ted baits them on a regular basis and they help to discourage the rats from digging dens in the garden.

If you see a rat hole or rats please let us know.  Do not manage them on your own.  It works better if we can treat the area around the Rat dens.

Fall Dumpster
There has been some talk of getting the Fall Dumpster at the end of October.  We would have it for 3 days. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.  But there would be no organized cleanup or potluck.  

What do you think about this?  
Please let me know.

Berkeley Community Gardens  <www.berkeleygardens.org>

QUESTIONS:  info@...

Log Your Community Time:  cleanups@...  include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.

Post your pictures:  FACEBOOK/Berkeley Gardens

Thanks all,



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Sarah Nichols 
702.756.2980



Re: Aug 31 update

Sarah Nichols
 

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for your email, I've missed seeing you and everyone else from the garden this year! It's been a strange season.

I really like the idea of a late October dumpster, I just wanted to weigh in on that.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 9:37 AM Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
To all
I hope have had a good season in the garden

For those of you enjoying a continued harvest

Yes, those are birds eating your tomatoes from the top of plants, squirrels and rats will bite the ones closer to the ground.

PLEASE harvest your tomatoes and all other fruits. Do not leave them to drop from the vine.
 If they get bites take the damaged fruits home.  Do not leave them in the garden or toss them out on the paths or common planting areas they will attract rodents .

While things start to wind down for those planting a 2nd crop remember there are still Rabbits in the garden so protect your small plants.

RATS and RABBITS
Both Rabbits and Rats are starting to look for places to create winter dens.  Please keep things from building up around your garden fences.  

If you have been given a Garden Rat Trap  please do not remove.  Ted baits them on a regular basis and they help to discourage the rats from digging dens in the garden.

If you see a rat hole or rats please let us know.  Do not manage them on your own.  It works better if we can treat the area around the Rat dens.

Fall Dumpster
There has been some talk of getting the Fall Dumpster at the end of October.  We would have it for 3 days. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.  But there would be no organized cleanup or potluck.  

What do you think about this?  
Please let me know.

Berkeley Community Gardens  <www.berkeleygardens.org>

QUESTIONS:  info@...

Log Your Community Time:  cleanups@...  include: name, plot number, number of hours, description of task, and picture if you have it.

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Aug 31 update

Sarah Hutt
 

To all
I hope have had a good season in the garden

For those of you enjoying a continued harvest

Yes, those are birds eating your tomatoes from the top of plants, squirrels and rats will bite the ones closer to the ground.

PLEASE harvest your tomatoes and all other fruits. Do not leave them to drop from the vine.
 If they get bites take the damaged fruits home.  Do not leave them in the garden or toss them out on the paths or common planting areas they will attract rodents .

While things start to wind down for those planting a 2nd crop remember there are still Rabbits in the garden so protect your small plants.

RATS and RABBITS
Both Rabbits and Rats are starting to look for places to create winter dens.  Please keep things from building up around your garden fences.  

If you have been given a Garden Rat Trap  please do not remove.  Ted baits them on a regular basis and they help to discourage the rats from digging dens in the garden.

If you see a rat hole or rats please let us know.  Do not manage them on your own.  It works better if we can treat the area around the Rat dens.

Fall Dumpster
There has been some talk of getting the Fall Dumpster at the end of October.  We would have it for 3 days. Friday - Saturday - Sunday.  But there would be no organized cleanup or potluck.  

What do you think about this?  
Please let me know.

Berkeley Community Gardens  <www.berkeleygardens.org>

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Thanks all,


Tv trash on A Row

Jason Lee
 

Did anyone misplace a tv? Located on  A row

If not im tossing this out in the garbage.


Tomato havoc

Yasmeen Farra
 

Hi Gardeners,

 

If we haven’t met my name is Yasmeen, I am a new gardener this year :)  I would love some advice from some fellow gardeners.

 

This past week we have suddenly had many nightly pest problems – something is stealing entire tomatoes or taking bites and leaving them destroyed on the vine. In the evening they are intact, in the morning I come back and yet another tomato or two are ruined.  

 

Does anyone else have experience with this at Berkeley, or have advice about how to salvage some of our tomatoes? Thank you and best wishes for all of your gardens!

 

Sincerely,

Yasmeen


opportunity

Sarah Hutt
 

Hi Gardeners

Concerning the South End Garden Tour

The Trustees hold annual self-guided summer garden tours in Boston neighborhoods of hidden backyard gardens and community gardens. This year they are creating virtual on-line tours.

For the South End  they would like to include Berkeley Garden.  They will be filming on Friday, July 24th  between Noon and 5pm. 

They are looking for 2 Berkeley Gardeners to be filmed and introduce their garden splendor - talk about what is planted, why you are in the garden, what are the benefits to working outdoors - etc.  They are not compensating you for this project, you would be volunteering.

They would like to showcase the range of gardening styles in our garden.  

If you are available on Friday and interested in participating please let me know.  There is more information that I will share with you at that time.
Thanks
Sarah
C105
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Rogue Garden Hose Trade?

Emily Pierce
 

Good Evening, 
It appears that earlier this week someone took our green expandable garden hose from the hook in our plot (B149) and replaced it with their own black garden hose. If this was you, thank you for the suggested trade but we would really like our original hose back.  In case you forgot, below is what ours looks like. 
Many thanks,
Emily and Josh
B149


Re: gardener opportunity

Sarah Zuerndorfer
 

Hi Sarah,

I can help out too!
Best,
Sarah

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 5:33 PM Adrienne Rosenblatt <asr226@...> wrote:
I would be willing to help, too, and will look out for info on pickup days/timeframes. 

Adrienne

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:50 PM James Leighton <james@...> wrote:
Hi Sarah,

I’d be interested. Do you have details regarding day of the week/pickup times?

Thanks,

James

On Jun 22, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

To all

The Trustees who are the owners of our property - and most of the community gardens in the city - are doing a farm share that will be making deliveries at our garden on Tremont Street.

Farm share programs provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer's crop before it is grown each season. Each week a box filled with whatever is harvested from the garden, potatoes, greens, vegetables, and sometimes other things.

The Trustees would like a Berkeley gardener to volunteer to hand out the 10 share boxes to the South End share members.

They will provide a canopy and folding table to keep the boxes shares off the ground and out of the sun and a list of who is picking up.

Because this pickup will be over the summer - approximately 12 weeks if folks are interested and want to take turns that is fine too.

Because they are asking you to volunteer they will pay you with a share box filled with seasonal vegetables, greens, herbs - whatever they decide that week.  A share box is about a bushel of food.

If anyone is interested please let me know - 
Thank you
Sarah 
C105




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Re: gardener opportunity

Adrienne Rosenblatt
 

I would be willing to help, too, and will look out for info on pickup days/timeframes. 

Adrienne

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:50 PM James Leighton <james@...> wrote:
Hi Sarah,

I’d be interested. Do you have details regarding day of the week/pickup times?

Thanks,

James

On Jun 22, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

To all

The Trustees who are the owners of our property - and most of the community gardens in the city - are doing a farm share that will be making deliveries at our garden on Tremont Street.

Farm share programs provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer's crop before it is grown each season. Each week a box filled with whatever is harvested from the garden, potatoes, greens, vegetables, and sometimes other things.

The Trustees would like a Berkeley gardener to volunteer to hand out the 10 share boxes to the South End share members.

They will provide a canopy and folding table to keep the boxes shares off the ground and out of the sun and a list of who is picking up.

Because this pickup will be over the summer - approximately 12 weeks if folks are interested and want to take turns that is fine too.

Because they are asking you to volunteer they will pay you with a share box filled with seasonal vegetables, greens, herbs - whatever they decide that week.  A share box is about a bushel of food.

If anyone is interested please let me know - 
Thank you
Sarah 
C105




--
Adrienne Rosenblatt, LEED AP BD+C
207.400.9511


Re: gardener opportunity

James Leighton
 

Hi Sarah,

I’d be interested. Do you have details regarding day of the week/pickup times?

Thanks,

James

On Jun 22, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Sarah Hutt via groups.io <sarahhutt@...> wrote:

To all

The Trustees who are the owners of our property - and most of the community gardens in the city - are doing a farm share that will be making deliveries at our garden on Tremont Street.

Farm share programs provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer's crop before it is grown each season. Each week a box filled with whatever is harvested from the garden, potatoes, greens, vegetables, and sometimes other things.

The Trustees would like a Berkeley gardener to volunteer to hand out the 10 share boxes to the South End share members.

They will provide a canopy and folding table to keep the boxes shares off the ground and out of the sun and a list of who is picking up.

Because this pickup will be over the summer - approximately 12 weeks if folks are interested and want to take turns that is fine too.

Because they are asking you to volunteer they will pay you with a share box filled with seasonal vegetables, greens, herbs - whatever they decide that week.  A share box is about a bushel of food.

If anyone is interested please let me know - 
Thank you
Sarah 
C105





gardener opportunity

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

The Trustees who are the owners of our property - and most of the community gardens in the city - are doing a farm share that will be making deliveries at our garden on Tremont Street.

Farm share programs provide a direct link between local farmers and consumers by allowing members to purchase a share of a farmer's crop before it is grown each season. Each week a box filled with whatever is harvested from the garden, potatoes, greens, vegetables, and sometimes other things.

The Trustees would like a Berkeley gardener to volunteer to hand out the 10 share boxes to the South End share members.

They will provide a canopy and folding table to keep the boxes shares off the ground and out of the sun and a list of who is picking up.

Because this pickup will be over the summer - approximately 12 weeks if folks are interested and want to take turns that is fine too.

Because they are asking you to volunteer they will pay you with a share box filled with seasonal vegetables, greens, herbs - whatever they decide that week.  A share box is about a bushel of food.

If anyone is interested please let me know - 
Thank you
Sarah 
C105





Garden UPDATE

Sarah Hutt
 

Happy June Gardeners
 
Hope you are all doing well!  With so much happening, this will be one in a series of updates.
 
VISITORS TO THE GARDEN
Many gardeners have been unable to get back to Boston during the pandemic and have let neighbors and friends tend their garden or are sharing with friends and neighbors. Please be sure they understand  garden rules, to remove trash from gardens, and social etiquette of the garden.  And please remind them this is not a city run garden and water is paid for by the members. Questions ? check the web site: www.berkeleygardens.org
 
KEEP GARDEN GATES CLOSED
Even as the State & City loosen restrictions we will continue to keep the garden gates closed at all times.  If you are gardening with friends or if you have a friend tending your garden while you are away please make sure they understand this.  
 
KEEPING THE GARDEN TIDY
A few gardeners have started to expand their garden plot into the B Row planters in front of their gardens.  Now with the addition of metal/plastic constructions around them we have been advised that this is not acceptable.  Starting next year no vegetables can be planted in the common planters.   Need inspiration for what the front of your garden could/should look like 
– check out the flowers planted in Common Area planter in front of B105 - 
 
WORK TO DO IN THE GARDEN
Berkeley Neighborhood Garden works because we are a team working together to make the garden our oasis in the city.  It is important to keep your garden planted and clear of debris.
  • Please pick up the trash around the garden and in Common Areas
  • If you are near a common area please water when you water your garden
 
Thank you
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