52 posts categorized "Food Security"
Meet the newest addition to our Dauphine Community Orchard! A fig tree, generously donated by Stephanie Bruno, has found a home in our citrus orchard. Stephanie is a free lance writer and ardent supporter of the Lower 9th Ward Community. She helped to facilitate the donation of this property and wrote the recent article in the Advocate. Heart felt thanks to Stephanie and to all of our donors who give so much!
Weeding garden beds in our subtropical summers can be overwhelming and hot! Take these easy steps (like we did in our Dauphine Community Garden) to reduce your weeding in an environmentally friendly way and increase your summer fun time!
Cut or pull grass/weeds in your garden bed; lay down overlapping layers of newspaper (at least 10 pages thick) leaving space around the plants you wish to keep; you can wet the newspaper to help keep it in place; then cover the newspaper with at least two to three inches of the mulch of your choice (but not cypress!).
Now get out there and have some fun!
See more photos of all the industrious Historic Green volunteers accomplished Historic Green 2015
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers from American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts TABCOM, we now have an herb spiral in our Dauphine Community Garden. They worked tirelessly to create this beautiful, environmentally-friendly structure from old bricks found on property. Neighbors will now be able to harvest basil, garlic, marjoram, parsley, sage, thyme, and nasturtiums (an edible flower) in addition to the rosemary, chives, and mint already present. We are very grateful for the many hands and hearts of our generous volunteers...a gift that keeps on giving.
Learn more about herb spirals at http://themicrogardener.com/15-benefits-of-a-herb-spiral-in-your-garden/