Root for the Kale!

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Root for the Kale! The gardeners are planting kale! We have such a perfect climate for growing kale, but the Crown Hill Community Garden was unable to grow it. When the gardeners took over the space, the dirt was full of club root - a fungus that affects the roots of most brassicas. So the gardeners focused on growing chard and lettuce - lots of chard and lettuce. Club root spores can live for ten years - that's a lot of lost broccoli and kale. Not to be deterred, of course the gardeners came up with a clever [...]

Huge Spring Haul to the Food Bank

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Huge Spring Haul to the Food Bank This week, the gardeners donated 100 pounds of fresh herbs and greens to the Ballard Food Bank. Boxes of chard and miner's lettuce along with piles of fresh herbs - all harvested from the land outside the Crown Hill Center. Before this plot was turned into farmable land, it was an underused stretch of grass - and now it is creating a place for neighbors to connect and find nourishment! Stop by on Saturday! Do you manage the roundabout on your block or other right of way garden space? Are [...]

Roundabout Meetup on Saturday

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Do you manage your block's roundabout or other right of way space? Or, Wondering how to start gardening in your roundabout? Join us on Saturday! Crown Hill Community Garden at the Crown Hill Center – 9250 14th Ave NW Saturday, April 24th 1-2pm Meet up with your neighbors! Talk about your successes and challenges. Share and learn about irrigation, trade seeds, talk about engaging other neighbors. Drop on by! Questions or comments? info@crownhillvillage.org

Time to Get Stuff in the Ground!

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Time to Get Stuff in the Ground! The soil is warming up, and so are the plans at the Crown Hill Community Garden! The garden donates the food to the Ballard Food Bank and so far the donations weigh in at 201 pounds. This would be an impressive amount of tomatoes, but this time of year the donation bin is full of chard and lettuce - that's A LOT of light weight, nutrition packed beauty. With spring weather incoming, the donations will keep increasing. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at the Crown Hill Community Center [...]

Fire Up the Nitrogen Factory

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White crowned sparrows are nesting and singing in the garden, lettuce that rivals the flowers is growing, and Fred says now we can start digging up the ground. A mix of overwintered plants and assists from the cloche means that the garden has peas, lettuce, and chard growing - but now they have real growing weather. Stop by on Saturday! We need volunteers at "Holman Grove" the fruit grove by the Gourmet Latte. Stop by and learn how to water, talk about the cool plans for the future, share your ideas. Saturday April 10th 12pm - 2pm [...]