Celebrating Success!

On Sunday, September 20, many of those who have volunteered to water, haul mulch, weed, dig, and plant gathered to celebrate our lovely park.  Enjoy these photos, from Mimi McKindley-Ward, Barry Stahl, and Kathy Shollenberger. Our new bamboo bower, constructed by Shivali Shah: Socially distanced picnickers: Musical accompaniment:    Admiring the park, enjoying the company and …

Monarch Caterpillar on the Milkweed!

You have to look closely.  It's almost hidden, but there's a future monarch chomping away on the common milkweed at the Food Forest.  If a monarch caterpillar has lots of different types of milkweed to choose from, common milkweed is not its favorite, but luckily, this specimen's not picky.

Mulch Yet Again!

Join us this Saturday, August 1,  9:00-12:00.  Come for a little, come for a lot.  Spread mulch, move stumps, and/or re-stake and re-net trees and shrubs that are in need of that attention.  The photo below shows our original work; in some cases the plants have outgrown their enclosures, so we need to expand their …

Plant of the Month: Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

If you head to the Food Forest now, you will see blackberries -- not many, but it's the first season after all.  Our specimen comes from Edible Landscaping, located in Afton, Virginia, near Charlottesville. This is what they say about the Arapaho Thornless Blackberry: The outstanding characteristics of Arapaho are its thornless, erect, self supporting …