Transition Albany, as the coordinators of volunteers for the Edible Landscape Project, has applied for – AND WON! – a $2,500 grant to build volunteer effectiveness and improve the productivity and health of the High School and Edible Landscape gardens in Memorial Park. (more…)
We’re Loni and TJ, a pair of homeowners who are on the road to resilience. We’d like to share a few things we’ve learned along the way that we hope will be of value to you, or at least have you nodding your head in recognition. And since we’re seeking a new housemate for the next stage of the journey, we’ve included what is essentially an ad for anyone who’s interested in joining us at the table.
Saturday, June 15 is our next garden gathering.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1:00 “Lunch and Learn” Dealing with Garden Maladies and Deciding on Signs for the Garden
Bring any or all of these: gloves, hand tools, water bottle, food to share, starts/seeds for beds in the sun
Sign-in at the Edible Landscape (by the Snack Shack on Carmel midway between Thousand Oaks and Portland Avenues)
There are three tasks shaping up for the day:
1)Adding drip irrigation to a few more areas in both the High School Garden (HSG) and the Edible Landscape Garden (ELG). This activity will really simplify the Maintenance Crews’ work.
2)Placing the log round slices on the sand path at appropriate intervals and digging them in to be stable.
3)Removing spent plants from two-three beds in the sun and adding plants. We’ll leave a few plants for making new seeds. Already donated are some cherry tomatoes (yellow and red), cucumbers (lemon and cornichons), basil (purple and thai), and peppers (padrón and Mareko Fana). Bring more delights to add to these.
A beginning list…
Ecology Center, Berkeley. Classes, book store, seed library, and website includes many how-to’s, a wonderful starting place
Urban Adamah, Berkeley, Urban, Jewish farmers with apprentice programs, harvest distributions to food banks and free food stand.
Come to a participatory forum to continue community dialogue and people-powered research around the future of the Gill Tract Farm. We want the forum to serve as the next step in a collaboration with the City of Albany, UC, all interested organizations and agencies, and the broader community around the use of this precious regional resource in our town.
Community education and engagement are strategies the Albany Farm Alliance is employing to ensure the establishment of an agro-ecological education center and demonstration urban farm on the Gill Tract, in perpetuity. Areas of exploration at the forum will include farming, education, research, access and management, & race, class, and privilege. Participants will be able to identify other areas for exploration, as well.