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!