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Planting crops in 3rd Tier plus Update

3rd Tier ready. Time to plant some crops. Plus an update.


Preparing the 3rd Tier of our vegetable garden for cropping

Now that the 2nd tier is complete, it’s time to work on the 3rd tier. I can wait to see what this place is going to look like in a couple of months, with everything in bloom.

The Vegetable Garden

Preparing the Second Tier of The Vegetable Garden

Our crops grew quite well on the first tier of our vegetable garden. Time to work on the second tier. I plan to Sheet-Mulch the second tier, and then plant some broccoli, cabbage, carrots, dill, sage,  and a WHOLE HEAP MORE!!!

Property Maintenance

Planning Next Year's Harvest ~ Lasagna Gardening How-To

It may not seem like it, but now’s a fabulous time to begin imagining, designing and plotting next year’s garden. As we come into the season of fallen leaves, straw bales, and this summer’s yard waste, a little planning can turn all that free biomass into fertile, no-till soil. 180 more words

Backyard Composting Workshop August 8th

The Lafayette Community Garden is pleased to host a composting workshop with the Central Contra Costa Waste Authority. Come to this FREE lecture-style workshop covering the basics of backyard composting, including, hot/cold composting, mulching, grasscycling and Vermicomposting (worms!), with plenty of time for Q&A and troubleshooting. 32 more words

Community Events

Lasagna gardening experiment

Garden bed construction is complete. A final load of manure was used to fill in the angled end pieces of the garden beds. However this manure was fresh…actually straight from the horse stalls into my truck! 81 more words


Mushrooms and the Food Garden

Spotting these mushrooms on top of a pile of decomposing horse manure this morning reminded me to encourage everyone to read Paul Stamets’s book Mycelium Running if they haven’t already read it. 134 more words

Vegetable Gardening