2017 Garden Activities

March - Minor Tree Pruning 

March - $300 Donation from Wilco and $200 Donation from the Master Gardeners - Thanks! 

April 14th Job Applications Due 

April 17,18,19  Job Interviews 

April 22-23 Job Offers 

May 2nd - Interns first day - started on Garden Plans

May 6th - Removed tarps off of garden - Kept the grass down!  Interns got Dirty!   Thanks to the great donation of tarps from Agricplas. (www.agriplasinc.com)

May 13th - Helping out at the Master Gardener's Plant Sale 

May 20th - Planting has started.  Thanks for the starts Dean, Linda, Teal Creek Farms and the Polk Co. Master Gardeners! 

May  29th - Group photo time 

June 3 - Planting is just about done! 

June 10 - Thanks Anderson Mobile for the straw 

June 20 - Thanks Old Mill and Wilco for the donations 


July 1 - Spreading newspaper and straw is almost done 

July 4th - First Harvest 22 Lbs 

July 8th - First Harvest with Everyone 

July 11 - Delivery  - 54 Pounds 

July 11 - Tshirts are here - Good Leadership Project - Kim, Regan, and Guin

July 18 - Delivery  - 57 Pounds

July 20 - Open House 

July 25 Harvest 

July/August - MINIONS!! 

August 1st 
- Harvest -Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes,  Broccoli, Cucumbers 

August 8th - Harvest - Chard, Cabbage, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cucumbers

August 11 - FAIR 
-- Many Blue and Red Ribbons, 2 Best in age groups, 2 medallions 

-- Fair booth Selling Peaches was Great! 

August 15th - Harvest - Chard, Cabbage, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Carrots, Dill  

August 22 - The big Cabbage harvest! 

August 26 - More Minions 

August 29 - The Big Onion harvest! 

September 2 - Group Project - spreading bark in work area. 

September 2 - Tomato!  605 Pounds 

September 7th  -  Got state fair ribbons Kim - Champion for Peppers.  Hannah Reserve Champion for her 
sunflower. Everyone else got MANY blue and red ribbons. 

Sept 9 - Intern last day - made salsa, had too much food! 

Sept 12 - The tomatoes are hrere - 430+ pounds 

September 19  - 400+ pounds - Dean on vacation so no picture 

Sept 26 - Production is winding down - 200 pounds 

Oct 3 -  Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Peppers,  Chard - Last Harvest! 

Oct 7 whacking 
the garden - Jon's favorite garden day! 

October: Thanks Anderson Mobile for the equipment, Don Fleming for mowing, and the Lippsmeyers and Don Fleming for Manure! 

October : Thanks Jenny and Chelsea from Morrison for help putting Tarps on the Garden (weed control).  We are done for the season!