Monday, May 28, 2012

Gardens For Rent

There are only four plots left to rent for the 2012 growing season!

There are two 10 x 10 foot plots available, $40 for the year, and two 4 x 12 foot plots, $30 for the year. Sign up on the Registration page.

We have two more construction work days scheduled: Wednesday (5/30) and Thursday (5/31) 3:30pm to 7pm. We will finish building the paths and cover them with wood chips; all to prepare ourselves for the first day of planting: June 1st!

CCG gardeners work together to build garden plots.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Garden Work Days

The total volunteer hours donated to the construction of Campbell Community Garden as of today is 243 hours! This is for construction only, there have been many more hours donated in the planning phase. Thank you to the hard work of all of our dedicated volunteers.

This weekend we need more help! We are on the home stretch of construction, the main tasks left to complete before planting day are installing the cedar bed frames and building the paths. Please be a part of breaking the 300 volunteer hours donated mark!

Work Day schedule:

Today, Thursday May 24th, 3:30 to 7pm: moving mulch, setting bed frames, and covering the paths with cardboard and mulch

Saturday May 26th, 10am to 2pm Moving mulch, setting bed frames, and covering paths with cardboard and mulch.

Wear work gloves, and clothing appropriate fort he weather, we will be working rain or shine. If you have a shovel, wheel barrow, cordless drill/driver, bring it. Please RSVP so I will know how many people to expect. 503-313-0638

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Milwaukie Lumber delivers to Campbell Community Garden

We continue to make fast progress towards planting day at Campbell Community Garden. Between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon CCG volunteers put in 96 hours of work removing sod, hauling compost, and tilling the planting beds.

On Monday morning we had two big stacks of cedar delivered to the garden. A reduced price and free delivery by Milwaukie Lumber, a donation from Greg "Frank" and Michelle Hemer, and $500 from the the Clackamas County Master Gardeners Gray Thompson Community Projects Grant Program, allowed us to purchase enough cedar to edge all of our paths and planting plots. The edging will help to reduce the time needed to keep the beds from encroaching into the paths, making the garden easier to maintain. Our next work day, Saturday May 19th (10am to 1pm) will be spent installing the edging.
Glad we planned a wide gate! The fork lift delivery saves our volunteers the work of hauling the lumber from the street.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Garden Work Days

Here is our work schedule for the weekend:

Friday 5/11 3:30 to 7pm: sod cutting and tilling, and moving compost.
Saturday 5/12 9am to 2pm: tilling and moving compost.

If you want to volunteer on one of our first big work days, please let us know when you will be able to help; and if you have a friend who would like to volunteer some time, invite them too!

We will be using a Toro Dingo and a sod cutter; kids will not be allowed to run the machines, and this is probably not a good work day for little kids to participate in. Please bring a wheel barrow if you have one, and wear work gloves, closed toe shoes and sunscreen (yes! Sunscreen, not rain gear!)

For more information or to RSVP contact Sarah Smith: 503-653-0015 (office) or 503-313-0638 (cell)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tilling Day

The rain is delaying us again. Tilling has been postponed for one week. The long range forecast looks great!

I have reserved a Toro Dingo for Friday (5/11) afternoon through early afternoon on Saturday (5/12); that should be enough time to get all of the beds tilled; but, just in case there isn't time to get to them all, we will till the beds already rented first. If you want to rent a plot, fill out the form on the tab at the top of this page!

We will be working from 3:30 to 7pm on Friday May 11th, and 9am to 2pm on Saturday May 12th. It would be great to have groups of 3 or 4 volunteers working in 2 to 3 hour shifts over the weekend. I will have our first load of compost delivered on Friday to spread over the weekend. Please RSVP so I will know how many people I have for each shift.  I need someone with a vehicle that can tow the Dingo to volunteer to pick up and/or return it with me at Johnson Creek Rentals.

Since we won't be able to till tomorrow (5/5) we can attend the soil health class at Saint Paul church (10am to Noon) and the Clackamas County Master Gardeners Plant sale in Canby!

April showers bring May flowers. May downpours make for an impatient CCG director!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


On Saturday, Landscape East and West installed our waterlines and hose bibs. They generously donated the double check, timer, pipe, hose bibs, etc. and their employees volunteered their time and cut no corners to professionally install our water lines and eight hose bibs. Thanks to them, CCG now has a water system built to last for many years.