May 4th - Community Garden Network Workshop. The workshops will be open to the public and will coincide with the opening of our West Broad Farmers Market.
The CGN May Workshop Sustainable Gardening session is scheduled from 10:15 to 11:00 that day and features UGA’s Dr. Elizabeth Little. Dr. Little is a plant pathologist who brings her expertise in sustainable agricultural practices and management of plant diseases/plant health to farmers and homeowners by way of county extension offices. She also advocates for reducing environmental impacts in home landscapes and gardens.
Come join us, learn more about sustainable gardening, and enjoy other activities at our new Farmers Market.
For more information please contact Dana Blanton and Stephanie Bergamo at 706.613.0122
AIDS Athens Container Assembly
One of at least two container-assembly sessions at AIDS Athens took place on the enticingly lovely Friday afternoon of 12 April 2013. Patrick Reilly led AIDS Athens staff and volunteers and an Athens Land Trust intern in the assembly of four garden containers, the sides of which had been previously constructed off-site by Patrick and a similar troupe of assistants, under the guidance of garden container wizard, Chris McDowell. With four containers to put together that Friday, willing volunteers learned the nuances of wielding a power drill to secure 3” screws at strategic points, a task that looked quite easy when Patrick did it.
Also that day, liners for the containers were sized and cut. Following the forthcoming addition of compost and mulch, the four containers will be ready for the first planting of summer vegetable crops at AIDS Athens.
April 2013 CGN Workshop – Tomatoes!
A lovely April day greeted CGN (Community Garden Workshop) gardeners, guests, and volunteers at our West Broad Market Garden for the monthly CGN Workshop, the topic of which focused on tomatoes.
Dana Blanton demonstrated proper planting and pruning of tomatoes and included a hands-on practice session for identifying tomato suckers to be prune and not to be pruned. Fenwick Broyard furthered that aspect of tomato cultivation by presenting options for staking and/or trellising. And Stephanie Bergamo discussed organic insect and disease control with an emphasis on sound cultivation practices.
March 2013 CGN Workshop – Learning to Identify & Control Spring Crop Pests
Cabbage loopers and worms, aphids, yellow-margined leaf beetles – these are a few of our less favorite things during this season of early vegetable crops. At our March CGN Workshop, held at our Market Garden, we discussed how to keep these critters from munching on collards, kale, cabbage, and other such crops.
We also talked about and demonstrated how to prepare and plant seed potatoes, and we distributed a selection of early crop seedlings, seeds, and other garden essentials, to CGN gardeners for their community garden endeavors.
February 2013 CGN Workshop – Preparing for Spring Crops
The Preparing for Spring Crops Workshop was held at our West Broad Market Garden, we discussed soil testing, preparing the soil for spring crops, sowing spring crop seeds, and other aspects of “what to do during February” in the vegetable garden.
January 2013 CGN Workshop – Interested in Vermiculture, want to build a worm bin? Learn about composting with the help of worms.
November 2012 CGN Workshop – with Let Us Compost
For More Information
For more information, please contact the Athens Land Trust: 706-613-0122 or use the form: