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Protected: 11.10.14 Monthly All-Garden Meeting Minutes

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Protected: Realignment Committee Meeting Minutes for Oct 30 2014

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Protected: Realignment Meeting Minutes, Oct 23 2014

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Easy-peasy hours: monthly work parties!

Some of you P-Patchers spend hours on end at the p-patch. The logbook bursts with the tally of your time. The garden — and the Ballard community — is the more delightful for your efforts. Hats off to you. You are most appreciated. Keep up the good work, we need you! On the other hand, some of us are p-patch […]

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Garden Meeting Updates

The Garden Leadership Team has been looking at their calendars for the summer, and would like to make the following adjustments to the schedule: All Garden Meetings for June, July, and August will be cancelled. We have traditionally not met during the summer months. We’ll begin to meet again as a group in September. Art in the Garden Meetings – […]

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Radish recipe ideas

I didn’t plant radishes this spring, but I bought some at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. As a kid, I approached radishes with caution: always crunchy, often sweet, but sometimes way too hot. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that a taco just isn’t a taco without some thinly sliced radish; and they’re great atop some crusty bread spread with a […]

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Edible Plant Sale This Weekend

The sale features over 60,000 organically or sustainably grown plants that are chosen by Seattle Tilth’s experts because they are well-adapted to thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate. Choose from the largest selection of organically grown edible veggies, herbs and flowers in the region. We’ll have Cedar Grove compost and potting soil, cloche kits, organic seeds and books, plus vendors […]

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New Welcome Sign

The following is courtesy the estimable Cindy Krueger The Ballard P Patch has a lovely new graphic addition to our garden. Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, in collaboration with garden members and the city designed and produced this sign which was recently added to the welcome kiosk. In addition to the Gaelic garden blessing, it includes a mention of the role […]

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Black (Coffee) Magic

Some words on compost, from Roy! Ballard P-Patch has the best darn composting system in Seattle.  Credit goes to those folks who ask for grounds when they order their lattes.  Coffee byproducts mixed with leaves and straw plus your finely chopped up greens – that’s what makes our compost A1! For those interested, check out the following link describing lab […]

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Realignment Plotting

Hello again P-Patchers, At this year’s garden kickoff meeting, Shawn presented the current plans for re-shaping our garden. The slides (download via link below) present, in brief, the logic behind undertaking these changes, as well as what gardeners should do this season to ensure that plans stay on track. The realignment will affect all gardeners, so please stay informed, observe […]

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