Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gearing up for the 2010 season!

Welcome to the new blog for Temple University's Community Garden at the Ambler Campus. 2010 will be our second season. There is a lot planned for the upcoming season so please check back frequently!

The community garden is located in the trial gardens just off of Meetinghouse Rd and the Loop road behind the greenhouses. There are twenty two plots in total and they are all about 230 square feet in size.

Our 2009 season was a great success and we are now getting ready for 2010. The weather has finally warmed up and we can see the ground again. Like last spring, our volunteers are laying down compost and wood chips to create a fresh 'palette' for the community gardeners. While the garden won't officially open until May, there is plenty of activity every day!

Not only are we preparing for a great growing season but this year we are implementing a number of events to help the greater community outside of the gardeners tending the soil. Stay tuned for information regarding the upcoming season. Be sure to keep May 7th open too! It's National Public Garden's Day and we will celebrate with tours of Temple's Arboretum, special demonstrations, and the official opening of the community garden. Check back for updates and the event schedule!

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