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February 2014 update

This past year Sloan St Community Garden

  • grew and donated over 200 lbs of food to the Peoples Emergency Center’s emergency food relief  weekly give away through Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest Program.
  • enjoyed our new layout and new members… Reconstructed beds, replanted perennials , grew boundless amounts of cabbage, leafy greens, tomatoes, herbs, squash, okra and eggplant for our own cupboards, maintained our 3-bin compost system and pruned, played and feasted around picnic tables on BBQ’d  food with friends, family and neighbors.
  • survived the ongoing construction adjacent to us (Duling Construction donated $500 to the garden – a gesture to counteract the repetitive use and misuse of garden land.)
  • We thank Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for allowing us stewardship of their land and Lisa Mosca and others at PHS for supplying us with materials, labor & advice, and the PEC for their ongoing partnership.

Want to Join us?

  • Want to grow your own healthy food while caring for & enjoying an expansive outdoor green & organic space? Want to be a part of a green movement? We will be having our Opening Season Membership meeting in March. Check back for the scheduled date and time!
  • membership basics: small annual fee(around $10), weed, water and organically control pests in your own plot & containers (weekly-daily depending on time of season) 3 collective workdays per season,  leave the space better than you found it, 2 collective meetings per season where we decide organizational moves, committee work (roughly 1 hr per week maintaining communication, tools, grounds, city harvest)
  • email sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com for more info, but give us a week to respond, we’re all volunteers here!
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June update

One of four City Harvest dedicated beds

One of four City Harvest dedicated beds

 

The weather has made for lush growth and through the efforts of the City Harvest committee, Sloan St Community garden donated over 20 lbs of produce to A-Space (4722 Baltimore Ave) for their Friday Food Not Bombs free vegetable give away. 

Thank you Tim Dunn of A-Space, the CH Committee, Penn. Horticultural Society and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

We intend to donate again this coming week to A-Space

Friday 6/28 @3:00pm… Please spread the word to those whom would benefit from no cost greens, kale, herbs, broccoli and more…

For more information or if you are interested in getting involved, email: sloanstcommunitygarden@gmail.com. (Please give us a few days to respond, we are all volunteers, thanks!)

Potato boxes dedicated to City Harvest

Potato boxes dedicated to City Harvest

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After weeks of  drizzle, thunder and general sogginess, we made it into the garden to gather produce for City Harvest  today. The plants were thriving and offered up some wonderful veggies and herbs: arugula, four varieties of beans, sugar snap peas, a few beets, swiss chard, two boxes of kale and collards, basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, rosemary and sage. Thanks to all the gardeners for planting, weeding and maintaining the plot and containers! Caroline G. took 4 boxes to the food pantry this morning (Click to enlarge photos).

Still to come: carrots, acorn squash, tomatoes, more beans, more herbs, etc.

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Future City Harvest Bounty

Five gardeners turned out yesterday on a gray, drizzly Sunday to start the City Harvest plots.

The City Harvest plot

The City Harvest plot

After some weeding the plot and tubs are ready. Soil, courtesy of PHS, is slated for Friday delivery and the first round of City Harvest transplants and seeds are coming Saturday.

The tubs

The City Harvest tubs

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City Harvest spring planting 1

Sloan Street Community Garden will once again be growing vegetables in our communal raised beds for the Caring about Sharing food pantry through the City Harvest program.

Our kick-off organizational meeting and spring planting Round 1 will take place this Sunday (3/29) at 11am – I hope all interested folks will be able to attend.

We’re set to receive other starts next Sat. April 4, so we’re in good shape to get some succession plantings going and be able to provide food to the pantry regularly.

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