Saturday, April 11, 2015

Photos from March Workshop and Future Plans

Early Spring Vegetables Workshop

Here are some photos from the HOH March 21st Class on Early Spring Vegetables.
 Instructor: Phil Ramey.

There was a great turnout! Master Gardener Phil Ramey (center, with tool) instructed the class.

Jim checks out the seeds & seedlings before they are planted
Potato Planting

Seed potatoes are cut before planting

Onion Planting
Closeup of onions before planting

Broccoli, Cabbage, and Kale planting was demonstrated too.

Jerry, behind the scenes, going over paperwork.


Hoop Houses

 Doug Hilton showed gardeners how to make raised bed Hoop Houses.  Hoop Houses act as temporary greenhouses to keep frost from killing seedlings.


Future Happenings at HOH

Future:   Planter for an Herb, Sensory Garden for children of all abilities & disabilities.

Future:    Water Line to run from middle of garden to the west, so that gardeners will have access to hose and water from that side of the garden. 

Also possibly in the future....
HOH, along with United Way, Kingsport Housing, City of Kingsport, D.B.H.S. FFA Volunteer Agriculture class, and others hope to help Lee Family Learning Center build a children's garden near Lee apartments. This garden would be a great interactive and learning activity for children as well as providing families with fresh produce. This idea fits perfectly into Harvest of Hope's mission

Harvest of Hope Community Garden helps individuals and families in Kingsport, Tennessee grow food for themselves and their community.

Thank You's

Home Depot donated these :)

Evergreen helps HOH with seedlings for HOH :)

Thank you to all those who donated or discounted items for today's workshop. Thanks to alll of the HOH sponsors too!