News from Chris Clay, our Garden Coordinator:
Garlic Planting Event -
Saturday October 4th 10am-11am
The Friends of Franklin Community Gardens will be running a class on how to plant garlic this coming Saturday at the garden, and we will have garlic available for purchase. We'll cover planting it this fall, and what you'll need to do in the spring through harvesting it in the summer. If you've never grown your own garlic, I highly recommend trying it. Home grown garlic far exceeds what you'll find in stores, and once you start you can replant what you've grown easily year to year. (Shallots will also be available.)
Organic Garlic sourced locally from Powisset Farm in Dover.
Organic Shallots, also local, from Grateful Farm in Franklin.
End of Season King St. Work Day - Saturday October 18th 9am to Noon
If you haven't volunteered for your work day yet this year, this is your last chance and it should be a blast. Last year we went out with a bang with our largest turnout of the season. It was a great event, and we hope to duplicate it this year. Come meet your fellow gardeners as we put the garden to bed.
Ending the 2014 Growing Season
For many the growing season is over, if your garden is finished please clear it out and place the remains in the compost bin. For those of you with late season gardens you're free to continue growing as long as you need, but water will be turned of near the end of October as the threat of freeze looms. If you are planning on overwintering any plants such as parsley, strawberry, etc these are all allowed and do not need to be cleared. If you have any questions let us know.
New Beds for the 2015 Season
Thanks to a grant from the YMCA and Healthy Futures we will be adding two additional beds to the community garden for the 2015 season. If you know of anyone who is interested in joining the garden next year let them know that we are currently taking gardeners for the waitlist. The only requirement is that they must be a Franklin resident. The can join it by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address, and phone number.