|HP Employees Showing Off Their Radishes!|
1) Work Parties: Yes, we do these year-round, but in the spring the Tuesday night work parties start for the season and the group work parties start ramping up in number. It's so much fun having folks out working together in the garden AND a HUGE help! Already this spring we've had over 20 different groups visit the garden and volunteer their time. Plus we have a great cohort of Tuesday night volunteers who keep helping out, Tuesday after Tuesday, season after season. Thanks!
|It's the simple things in life...|
4) Workshops: With nice weather, comes nice folks who are willing to share their expertise with our community. This spring and summer we've had/will have some great workshops that highlight topics such as cultivating medicinal herbs, backyard chicken health and growing mushrooms! Click here for full schedule of SAGE workshops.
|Freshly Picked Radishes|
6) Donated Starts and Seeds: Our project really thrives because of community support in the form of donated time, money and goods. A huge in-kind donation we receive in the spring is in the form of beautiful vegetable starts. Thanks to Gathering Together Farm, Persephone Farm, Monroe Sharing Gardens and Peoria Gardens for providing gorgeous starts that we help feed our community!
7) Compost from Republic Services: Being an organic growing space, it's important to care for our soil and replenish nutrients in a responsible manner. We apply a generous helping of compost to the soil every spring when we're getting the majority of our crops planted. We're so appreciative that Republic Services continues to donate gorgeous compost to help SAGE grow nutritious food for our community!
|Farm Field Trippers Enjoying Fresh Picked Strawberries!|
There are many more amazingly wonderful things about spring at SAGE. You're invited to come visit the garden and see what other spring things inspire!