Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Garden Photos

The Campbell Community Garden is thriving!

Gardeners, tending their plots

The garden in August 2014

The garden at dusk after tomato harvesting 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tour the Campbell Community Garden

The Campbell Community Garden will be on the Better Living Garden Tour and Art Fair this coming Saturday, June 21st. Five other gardens on the tour include Risley Landing Gardens along the Willamette River, three private gardens, and the gardens of Oatfield Estates, an assisted living facility devoted to horticultural therapy – 7 acres with fruit trees, native plants, raised vegetable gardens, and chickens!

Tickets are $10 each, and the proceeds benefit the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden at North Clackamas Park. Purchase tickets the morning of the tour at North Clackamas Park on SE Rusk Road off of HWY 224. This is where the art fair will be held, and if you want to meet up and carpool, there is plenty of parking at the park.

The Clackamas Review wrote a nice article about the garden and the tour, you can read it at this link: Tour Local Garden in Full Bloom

See our newly constructed blueberry beds on the tour! Thanks to Parr Lumber in Raleigh Hills for helping us with the cedar boards!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gardens For Rent!

There are a few open garden plots for the 2014 growing season.

Small 4 foot x 12 foot gardens are $30 for the year
Medium 10 foot x 10 foot gardens are $40 per year
Large gardens are all full.

We tend our gardens organically, using natural gardening techniques. If you want to grow your own food, please join us! Call Sarah Smith for more information: 503-653-0015 or register on the "gardens for Rent" tab.

Campbell Community Garden, late summer 2013

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring is here!

Our last post was about snow, this post celebrates the 35 pounds of greens, herbs, an rhubarb we harvested and donated today!

Chard and other greens in one of our hoop covered plots, before harvesting
Chard after harvesting. Look at those bright stems! Would kids eat pink stemmed chard?
The wheel barrow loaded with the days harvest, 35 pounds!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Lettuce

Gardeners at the Campbell Community Garden are encouraged to grow  the year-round. Some years winter gardens are surprisingly fruitful, other years they are quite the challenge.
The garden covered in snow, February 7, 2014
The 2013 - 2014 winter has been a challenging one! We had a big freeze in early December that wiped out our peas just as they were starting to set pods, the row was covered with fleece, but that just wasn't enough protection. The lettuce bed was covered with plastic, so it was a bit warmer, however the cold killed most all of our lettuce transplants (donated to us by Yard 'n Garden Land ). The lettuce seedlings sown mid October came through just fine.
Crispy Winter Greens, seeds donated to us by Renee's Garden
In anticipation of the big freeze of February we cut the surviving lettuce to donate to Esther's Pantry food bank on February 5th, our first donation of 2014! While the donation was small, it was outstanding: 2 pounds of pristine lettuce greens, 1 pound of cilantro, and 1 pound of assorted dried herbs (from the fall garden).

Cilantro, grown from seed saved in the garden.

Mix of cut lettuce leaves, seeds donated to us by Renee's Garden, grown organically and donated to a food bank (Esther's Pantry, just over one mile away from the garden!)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Harvesting Now

Last year the Campbell Community Garden gave away 861 pounds of produce to local food pantries. This year we have set our donation goal at 2,000 pounds; as of June 27th we have given away 266 pounds of veggies and herbs.
Beets with greens, carrots, kale, purple sage, snap peas, and lettuce

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It is time to plant warm weather veggies!

It's not too late to plant tomatoes! The weather is warm enough to plant all of the warm weather crops, AND it is time to start planning your FALL and WINTER gardens :)