Sunday, August 12, 2012

Our Yellow Brook Road

Reminder:  We have a meeting Monday, August 13 - 5:30-7:00pm, at the library.

We have had some dramatic changes in the past 10 days:  ACME Brick donated 3 pallets of brick.  We were able to build a brick pathway.  With the extra brick, we will make some stepping squares from the shed to the the garden and make borders along the edges.

Saturday, a man riding his bicycle by stopped to watch the path didn't take long for him to get involved and stayed until it the brick was all laid out.  This isn't the only time we have had an "Angel" stop by and help out without wanting anything in return. This is so encouraging and beautiful.

We are using the brick as a border around the berm and garden beds and if anyone is interested in helping, let us know.

While excavating for the pathway we created a berm with the extra dirt, in the front of the garden, and planted some flowers.

We have had a lot of neighbors stop by with great comments and yelled out their cars how they liked what we've done.

Pictures of the path are posted on the photo page.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The shed has been delivered to the garden. A huge thank you to Richard and Marilyn Vap for donating it.  And another thank you to the Rock Depot for bringing their tractor down and putting it into place! Stop by to see it.

We are having our first garden party this coming Wednesday, July 25, focusing on appetizers and drinks made with fresh herbs.  Bring a dish to pass and look forward to meeting new friends.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What an incredible day we had on the 23rd. I can't thank the volunteers enough!! Everyone was so helpful and worked was beautiful to watch everything come together. We got almost the whole garden done. 

A HUGE thank you to the generosity of Dutch Heritage Gardens (Larkspur) we filled all the garden plots with tomatoes, peppers, and lots of herbs.  They also donated their special soil "Mojo Grow".  This was very unexpected and we even have lots leftover.

If someone would like some plants to take home, please contact:
Jackie Searle (303-660-3637).
We ask that you make a donation to our Foundation:
Chamber of Commerce
P.O.Box 84
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Plots are available for $40. If you go to the garden you'll notice paint sticks in each plot.  Each paint stick has a number and ones without a name can be yours.

Our next meeting is July 9, 5:30-7:00pm.  Everyone is welcome, to make this garden a success we need alot of people involved.

Thank you to the volunteers and the following donors:
Kiwanis, Home Depot, Kerry Hill, Patty & Kevin Wunderlich, Rhonda Dougherty, Jeremy & Mary Kate Cole, Knights of Columbus, King Soopers, Wal-Mart, Melody & Sean Kearney, Barb Rohrer, T.A.G., Marquita Pattur, Richard & Marilyn Vap, Taste of Philly and anyone that I may have left out. 

We are still waiting on a few items:

    1) the shed should be delivered in 2 weeks.
    2) to hear if ACME brick will be able to donate some brick for our entrance.
    3) for the town to remove sod around the concrete to plant more herbs.
    4) once the shed is in, we will make a path from the shed to the concrete.
    5) we have a few more beds to make, 2 for the ADA handicap accessible, 1 more bed for rent and a triangular one for flowers.

Soon, we will be able to make tax-deductible donations online:  Look for Castle Rock Community Garden.

This truly is a Community Effort in which we should all be proud of!

Thank you again!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garden Update

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to those who donated their time at the garden workday this last Saturday!

Drive on by and see our garden!

There are still plots available to those who are interested, see the How to Get Started tab and help us fill out the garden.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Community Garden Workday is June 23 9am-4pm

Bring your gloves, hats, sunscreen, water bottle, shovels, rock rakes, levels, sledge hammer, wheelbarrow and energy.

We'll have drinks to keep you hydrated and serve lunch.

**  Plots are still available, 5'x8' $40 for the year to cover water fees. **

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June Garden Meeting Updates

Meeting Highlights:
  • The garden design is being finalized. We may have partial plotting to begin with and expand as we grow. Plots come only in 5x8.
  • We would like to add an herb garden, berry patch, fruit trees and an arbor entrance, see the donations tab for our garden requests.
  • We discussed not putting up a fence this year and having a more open feel to the garden.
  • We would like to rely on donations for a nice sign and possibly a porta-potty.
  • Plot assignments will be on a first come first served basis.
  • For next year, current plot holders will have priority on plot rental, dates will be set for this event.
  • Gardeners may rent a second plot if there is availability.
Don't forget our upcoming work day June 23rd from 9 am - 4 pm! We need help!

Our next meeting is July 9, everyone is welcome to attend.

Please show your support and become a member of our blog. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Moving Forward

Everything's falling into place and our community garden is officially underway. Here's our latest news:
  • We have a garden work day coming up on June 23rd and will need a lot of help. If you are interesting in giving a helping hand, details are under the Events tab.
  • Our Wish List has been updated for anyone interested in donating to our garden.
  • Good news: Plots can now be purchased! Take a peak at the Getting Started tab.
  • And last but not least our shed is currently being built!
Meeting: Our next meeting will be on June 11th at the Philip S Miller Library and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Welcome to Our Garden

Hello fellow gardeners, and welcome to our Blog! Everything from updates, gardening tips, forms and more will be posted here for your convenience. Please check back regularly to stay up to date with our community garden’s progress.
Our progress with the garden
Currently we are trying to pull together all of the information community members will need to participate. As soon as this information is set in stone it will be posted under the Getting Started tab.

We are looking to businesses in our community for support and would like to give many thanks to the following:
-The Kiwanis - $1000
-Dutch Heritage Gardens - Soil and Plants
-Marilyn and Richard Vap - Shed

Our Goals
1. Remove Sod
2. Install Spigots and Locks
3. Make Pathways
4. Put up Fencing
5. Organic Soil Delievered
6. Planting

The Rock Church in the Meadows has plants and seeds for purchase.