Compost Time!

Next Saturday (6/29) the Ryan Street Community Garden will be hosting a composting workshop by Matt Manders of Superior Skills, so we decided we better spruce up our system a bit in preparation. At RSCG we use the cold composting method, which means our piles are built slowly over time as the materials are available. This method of composting takes longer to decompose, requires less maintenance, and happens at temps under 140° F. Matt will be demonstrating both hot and cold composting methods during the workshop.

Doing our annual turn of the cold compost bins.
Nothing slashes down green matter for composting better than a good old fashion scythe. Viki is showing us how to keep that blade nice and sharp.

Our Garden Guardian

After being snowed out twice and rained out once we finally had us a group garden day! The big event was moving "Dave" our Garden Guardian (known in his former life as "The Tin Man") into place. A big thank you to David Sarazin the sculpture artist who remade Dave (named in honor of his maker), and Rick Loduha for helping find Dave a home at the garden. See the January post from this year to learn more about Dave in his previous life.

"Dave" the Garden Guardian on his way up. He's a real ladies man as you can see.
With rake and shovel in hand and ready to work.

Spring chores in action with Dave the Garden Guardian looking right at home in the background.

Flower power! (Top right: Look close, it's the world's smallest hat boutineer)