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Old 05-13-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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Another MG and I are co-chairing a Gardening project for one our local support groups. The other MG is doing the flowery stuffies, I'm doing the veggies. Like you wouldn't have guessed that, right?

The house is on a large hill and did at one point belong to a local exotic flower specialist. It's a bit rough around the edges, but over all, just appears to need some TLC.

I'm going to be working with volunteers from several local groups including Eagle Scouts and a group recovering from brain trauma. This should be "interesting" since almost all of them are veggie gardening newbies. My golden opportunity to corrupt more gardeners with the use of organic methods! LOL

I have pictures of the site in the albums. This is going to quite a challenge for me, since this is a partly wooded area. I've already asked the director to looking for additional local donations to put in a critter fence. I have issues working to provide critter food. LOL However, we'll work with what we have available. This area does get enough full sun to make veggie growing viable, but I can tell we are going to have to be careful how the beds are laied out, since it's on a fairly steep slope and already has storm type fencing in place to help control the erosion. I think maybe running a section of straw bales in front of the fencing might help even more.
They already have tater in the ground, although were I'm not to sure. LOL But the grand poopbah, hoopla will start this Sat and the local newspaper will be there as well as a host of volunteers. Donated plants are coming in Friday evening. So we can start planting almost immediately. I doubt the first beds will be all that tall, but we can raise them as we go.

I want to keep a running record on here if at all possible.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Cool, Doc! Looking forward to hearing about it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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What a wonderful project! Please do keep us posted.

I actually don't know how to use the album feature. Can you post a link to your pictures, or double-post them to this thread?
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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On the navigation bar between Control Panel and Events is where All Albums is located.
Direct link to the album she started.
http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...ie-garden.html
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #5
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Just click onto the all albums title on the top of the bar and it gets you in.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Best of luck with your project! Can't wait to hear the ongoing details. . . .
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help in finding the album everyone!

Doc, what a great site!
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:49 PM   #8
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Way to go girlfriend! Keep up the slave labor. The tax payers appreciate your dedication.
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