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!
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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/
Lower 9th Ward Neighbors harvest watermelon, rosemary, and mint at the CSED Dauphine Community Garden at 4819 Dauphine Street. Stop by often to gather whatever is growing or contact Kathy Muse, CSED Program Coordinator, for more information at 504-939-9028. This garden is a blight beautification project of the Lower 9th Ward CSED.
We have unfortunately lost one of our grapefruit trees in our Dauphine Street Commuity Orchard to citrus canker disease. This has been confirmed by Dr. Raghuwinder Singh of the LSU Ag Center. He advises that "the only way to manage citrus canker is to remove the symptomatic tree entirely. Double bag the tree in black sturdy trash bags and then dispose of it in a landfill or let the garbage hauler take it. Surface sterilize the tools that you use to cut the tree with 20% bleach solution. Also remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap. Do not touch or visit another citrus tree within 72 hours after you remove the tree." If one of your trees shows signs of citrus canker disease, please notify Dr. Singh by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org the location and photos of the diseased tree. He is tracking the spread of this disease.
Our tree appeared healthy and vigorous with new growth sprouting all around but the bottom leaves had lesions with yellow halos. Citrus canker is a highly contagious disease and all varieties of citrus are susceptible. Help stop the spread of this disease by being informed and taking immediate action.