spring is here 2018!!!

We had a fantastic seed exchange and soil block class a couple of weeks ago and look forward to another soil block class soon.  Probably on April 15th 12-2 if we have enough interest. Plant exchange is coming up next month on May 19th and we will need everyone’s help to make it a huge success again.  People come from all over for this event and there are so many wonderful plants to take home!  I have Spring Mountain Growers list for this year!  She will have a terrific selection of the most fantastic plants available.  Let me know if you want a peak at the list 🙂

Hope to see you all soon!




garden clean up and yard art!

Well it will be a hard act to follow with our big win courtesy of Laura Wibbeler Macy‘s scarecrow but let’s see what type of garden art we can create next Sunday, November 6th, with local artist Krista Brickey Harris at the community garden at the library! We will also be cleaning up the garden beds and tidying it all up for the winter. Please bring chicken wire, baling twine, baling wire straw, burlap or any other things that could be added to the sculptures. You should also bring gloves and pliers and wire cutters if possible. Please post here as to what you have so we cover as much as possible. For those of you that can’t come on the 6th we may be doing more on the 13th since I don’t know if we can finish on the 6th. I can bring 2 bales of straw and baling twine!

vote, vote, vote!

No, I’m not talking about the election, something much more fun!

Happy almost Halloween everyone! Don’t forget to swing by Durango Nursery tomorrow and vote for the ultra creepy scarecrow created by our very own Laura Wibbeler Macy for the Pine River Garden Club! They have lots of fun activities planned and great deals on plants too. Thank you again Laura for making us look good (and creepy)!



feeling crafty??

Hello fellow garden junkies! I just talked to Krista Harris a local artist that would like to lead a project in the garden building yard art sculptures. She has done some before using chicken wire, straw, branches and they sound pretty incredible. I would like to combine this with a garden clean up day. Would sunday the 6th or sunday the 13th work for anyone? probably noon-4ish while it is still warm hopefully. this would be open to the whole community and then the sculptures could be in the garden all winter and turned into compost in the spring or auctioned off at the plant exchange. We need donations of straw (I have a couple of bales), baling twine (I can get a bunch from a neighbor), chicken wire, baling wire, burlap. People need to bring gloves, pliers, wire cutters. what do you think?

mulch this weekend!

Mulch this weekend!! Sounds like Robert and Lloyd Wade will be at the school garden tomorrow at 9am to start on the mulch. 2 loads were delivered today by Matt Leeder and Leeder Construction so if you know them, THANK THEM!

Mimi will be there with her tractor at noon on Sunday to move the rest of the soil and finish the mulch. We can use help both days and mulch is MUCH lighter than the gravel, soil, aggregate and sand we have already moved so it should go pretty quickly. Hope to see you there! Please come help put the finishing touches on the garden before open house on Monday.