Date   

Weekend cleanup

Sarah Hutt
 

Hello gardeners

Just a reminder
cleanup
dumpster arrives Friday 23, 
all day Saturday 24, 
all day Sunday 25

I have pulled a muscle in my back and will probably not particpate in cleanup this weekend - 

I am looking for help to manage the weekend.

If anyone knows how to set up a google document we can have people write themselves into time slots 

But for now here is the help we need   …………

1.  The shed needs to be opened each morning 9AM and the wheelbarrows, wagon, and any other tools people need brought out

2.  Then we need people to put everything away at the end of the day around 6pm and lock up the shed.

3.  During the day we need floaters to see how things are going make sure there are no problems.

If you can help please respond to this email

Questions?

Thanks all
Sarah



Cold Frames, Rare Plants - Trustees Gardeners' Gazette Oct.

Sarah Hutt
 



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A Message from Vidya Tikku, Director

Despite all the challenges from the pandemic this year, I am so proud of the work that our volunteers and staff have put in to keep the gardens humming with activity, with nary a pause. All our gardens have remained open and cultivated, with a collective determination to keep our gardening community healthy. My heartfelt thanks to all our garden coordinators for your creativity, determination and time. We have seen requests for garden plots more than double this year, so please reach out to your coordinator if you wish to share a plot next season. As we all work to accomodate more gardeners, we've at least been able to engage audiences from kids to seniors in dozens of workshops on growing at home in whatever space they can find, and cooking healthy seasonal food.

Our collective work and the pressing need to support local food access has garnered support from several donors and foundations. We want to give a shout out to these supporters who are making a big difference in the lives and experiences of our gardening community and youth, this year and beyond: The Boston Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TD Bank, The Godine Family Fund, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Inc (BIDMC), The Fenway Park Demonstration Project community benefits fund maintained by City of Boston and Red Sox, MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), the Beacon Hill Garden Club , the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, and all the people who signed up as Trustees members to support the community gardens. We have proposals out to some additional federal sources, fingers crossed!
 
It truly takes a village, and I want to thank you all for extending yourselves to help others by volunteering, coordinating a garden, sharing your plot, donating your produce to a local food pantry, welcoming your neighbors to enjoy your garden, or sharing your gardening skills with your community. Your generosity of spirit is making a big difference, especially this year.

 
Upcoming Events

More programs & details on our Facebook page.
 
Cooking the Harvest, for Kids
Thursdays through 10/29 | 4:30pm
A series of virtual interactive cooking classes for kids featuring seasonal produce!
 
DIY Cold Frame
Friday 10/16 | 4pm
Learn to extend your growing season well into the winter with this live virtual building demo at Oasis on Ballou urban farm.
 
Putting your Garden to Bed
Wednesday 10/21 | 5pm
Learn some simple steps you can take this fall to build healthier soil and reduce diseases and pests next season.
 
Spooky Spirits Mixology
Thursday 10/22 | 6pm
Pick up a bundle of ingredients and head home for a fun class on making your own herbal gin and some witchy seasonal cocktails featuring locally grown or foraged ingredients.

Virtual Garden Tours!
Join our online tours featuring several outstanding gardens & gardeners in each neighborhood,  Be inspired by a diverse array of creative, beautiful spaces! The tours are key fundraisers for our community gardens citywide. The JP Tour is live now at thetrustees.org/jpgt and the South End Tour will be available later this month at thetrustees.org/segt.

 
Why I Love My Cold Frame
Michelle de Lima, Engagement Manager


Cold frames made of wood with a window on top are familiar to many gardeners, but you may not be aware just how versatile these structures can be. In the fall, you can transplant or seed hardy greens into a cold frame to harvest into the winter and again when they regrow in early spring, start seeds like tat soi and mizuna now for a February/March harvest, or use the frame to protect established plants like rosemary that appreciate a dry, warmer spot to overwinter. In the spring, cold frames are a great place to gradually harden off tender seedlings before transplanting and to sow or transplant early greens like arugula and lettuce a few weeks before you normally would. Making cold frames is a simpler project than you might think and can easily incorporate recycled windows, French doors, plexiglass, or greenhouse plastic. Want to see for yourself how to build one? Join us and urban farmer Apolo Catala of OASIS on Ballou for a virtual cold frame demo on October 16th!
We have new office phone numbers! For anything urgent, our cell numbers remain the same, but starting on Monday October 12, you can reach the Boston Community Gardens staff by calling the main Trustees number at 617-542-7696 and using the directory or calling us directly at:
Vidya: 978-870-1225   |   Alex: 978-338-1125   |   Jordan: 978.338.1176
Michelle: 978-338-1192   |   Peter:  978-870-1206    
Stewardship Update
Alex Carbone, Stewardship Manager


In September, our stewardship staff was busy with routine maintenance, staffing our plant sale at City Natives, and a few planned projects. Early in the month, we made a big push to cut back Japanese Knotweed at several gardens to keep it from going to seed. Knotweed is an aggressive invasive plant that grows in clumps, spreading both by its roots and by dropping its prolific seeds. Disposing of it in compost piles is discouraged as it can easily resprout and take over new areas. We placed cut material into contractor bags, where we let them sit for a few weeks before disposing of them. Be on the lookout for these pesky plants as they're typically going to seed now.
 
The shed at Norton & Stonehurst Community Garden in Dorchester needed a new coat of paint.
After consulting the garden coordinator Jen on color, we selected a few that would make the shed really pop!
New Native Plants for Your 2021 Garden
Jordan Takvorian, Steward

Our inventory at City Natives Nursery is ever expanding with dozens of new native species added this year. A few of my favorite additions this summer include Geum aleppicum, Astragalus canadensis and Iliamna remota. The leaves of Geum or Yellow Avens remain evergreen throughout the year and the plant thrives in moist soil making it an excellent candidate for your rain garden. Bright yellow blossoms dazzle June through August in full sun conditions. I tend to call all flowers showstoppers, but Canada Milk Vetch or Astragalus is the showstopper of all showstoppers! Large, creamy flowers reminiscent of lupine stand erect above of finely textured light green foliage blooming all summer long in full sun conditions. It’s a popular nectar source for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds alike. Iliamna or Wild Hollyhock is one that I’ve had my eyes on and am eager to truly trial in the gardens. It’s said to have been discovered growing on a gravelly island in Illinois and has a very limited native range around this river. That said it germinated well in the nursery and it’s a strong looking plant so if you’re looking for something to try that you won’t find anywhere else, this is the plant. Apple blossom pink hollyhock type flowers bloom in June and July with the plant thriving in sunny conditions.
 
Visit citynatives2020.square.site to start dreaming about your 2021 garden, but please note that we’re transitioning our website to join our Trustees colleagues and will be fully on shopthetrustees.org by next year.
A Shared Harvest at the Blue Cross Gardens
Annabel Rabiyah, Garden Program Coordinator


We had an unusual but meaningful season at the Blue Cross Blue Shield workplace community gardens. Gardeners weren't allowed on site in until mid-June and even then they couldn't come in groups, so we decided to transition to a more communal market garden model. Instead of individual plots taken care of by teams, each plot featured a different variety of produce, and everyone signed up for shifts to care for the entire garden. Any leftover produce was donated to the company's cafeteria, which has been making meals for local hunger relief programs since the pandemic hit. While we weren't gardening in person together, everyone pitched in, making for two beautiful spaces with hundreds of pounds of harvested produce for donation. We checked in weekly on zoom, sharing updates and gardening techniques. This model of community gardening was so successful we might continue even after strict social distancing measures are lifted!
Coffee Grounds for Compost! Our friends at J.P. Lick's have restarted their coffee grounds program. Bagged grounds are available for contactless pickup at their JP location on Tuesdays & Thursdays while supplies last.
Progress Report FY21
Many thanks to all of you who support the gardens through volunteering, advocacy, and membership!
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compost

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

On Saturday many of us participated in a neighborhood cleanup.
They received a truckload of compost which was delivered in the park.

We agreed to take half of it to put on the common areas but there is still a lot left.
So
If anyone would like some its available to all.

YOU will find it in Peters Park which is across the street on Shawmut.  

The pile is to the right of the kids play area by the drinking fountain. 

 YOU can’t miss it.


Sarah 
C105




Saturday special project

Sarah Hutt
 

To all

If anyone is around today -- Saturday - October 3

Friends of Peters Park, the park across from Berkeley Gardens on Shawmut Ave

is holding a cleanup today-

 they are splitting a truck load of compost from the Parks Department with Berkeley Garden 

We will use this in are COMMON AREAS of the garden

If anyone is available this morning anytime between 10 AM and 11:30 and would like to help for some of that time please text 617-482-4722 to coordinate pick up 

thank you
Sarah C105






Re: Kitchen knife found on step of b row

Sarah Hutt
 

Thanks Jason and Hang for reporting that.

If no one claims it as theirs I will forward the information to the City Hotlinet 311 and 911 as well as letting the Trustees know - we have been trying to get them to put in the new alley A Row fence for more security.

Everyone should be aware that we have had trouble with some of the street people breaking into the garden at night.  
So just be careful and call 911 if anything weird happens.
Thanks
Sarah C105




On Oct 1, 2020, at 6:39 PM, Jason Lee <jasonvlee@...> wrote:

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If anyone left this outside. Im disposing of it now.

Its dangerous since we have children here at times



Kitchen knife found on step of b row

Jason Lee
 

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If anyone left this outside. Im disposing of it now.

Its dangerous since we have children here at times


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)

 

Berkeley Community Gardens
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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

Berkeley Community Gardens

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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>

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,



--

Sarah Nichols 
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,



--

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.

Post your pictures:  FACEBOOK/Berkeley Gardens

Thanks all,



--

Sarah Nichols 
702.756.2980



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>

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,


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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