Thursday, February 28, 2013

Local "Go Tri" Magazine, March 2013

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Check out the insert/mini-magazine in today's Kingsport Times News:  "Go Tri" - March 2013.  This insert will probably be available in hard copy around town through the month of March. But you can click here to READ THE MAGAZINE ONLINE.

There are lots of lovely articles about gardening, and three articles in particular, pages 17,18, 20-21, that talk about master gardeners, raised bed gardening, community gardens, and even a mention of Harvest of Hope Community Garden.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring Kickoff / Gardening Class: March 9th

Want to learn how to make your own raised beds?

Harvest of Hope Community Garden helps individuals and families in Kingsport,Tennessee grow food for themselves and their community.  The produce from this garden supports feeding the homeless, hungry, and meals on wheels, & supplying local food pantries.

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Harvest of Hope to be featured in Kingsport Time News

Look for an article about Harvest of Hope to be published in the Kingsport Times News (possibly this Wednesday, Feb 27th).  Keep in mind that sometimes dates are changed, so if it isn't in THIS Wed's paper, it will follow shortly thereafter.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Adding Lime to the Raised Beds

Today, we had a great turnout!  Lime was added to the raised beds & mixed in.

Below is a picture of our leader, Doug Hilton, hard at work.  Doug & Phil's (Phil R. not shown in photo) involvement in the gardens adds a whole new dimension to our outreach.  Doug has agreed to oversee the gardens and has been instrumental in obtaining new sponsors, building the beds and organizing the Master Gardeners to assist in the gardens.  Phil has helped build the beds and will present several training sessions regarding gardening in raised beds.  They are tremendous assets to our garden.

What's left to do in the remaining weeks before our Spring Kickoff/Gardening Class March 9th?  General cleanup & addition of Chat (gravel) around raised beds.

Thanks to all who came today and thanks to local businesses who are lending a hand:  Vulcan (who gave discounts on lime and chat), and Small Miracles horse barn (who gave us compost). Thanks to Nancy for these pictures.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Fever

We've all got Spring Fever!  And no, our gardners don't exactly hibernate in winter :)

Excited about the coming months in the garden, Master Gardners have been busy these past few months building new raised beds, filing with lime & compost (manure blend), and making general preparations.

Here below you can see how the beds, now complete, are raised up from the ground, about 1 and 1/2 feet high, as compared to the 1/2-foot beds that we had last year. (see January 2013 Blog Post for pictures showing construction of these raised beds)
New, Higher Beds 2-20-13
Ray mixing some lime & compost together with the soil. 2-20-13