Garden's for All Seasons Organization designed, planted and maintained our Cut Flower area for the public. This coming year we will be expanding this feature. The cut flowers were just outstanding.
Multicolor and Sugar Cane Soregum dewarfed our cherry tree, just wait til next year!!
Almost ten pounds from Vickie's CUBE
Demonstration Garden organized and maintained by the Asotin County Extension Office of Master Gardeners.
Multicolor and Sugar Cane Soregum...just wait till next year!!
Our plant sale was very successful.
We had around 800 veggies, half were purchased by donations.
there were other vendors selling their crafts and lavender plants.
It was hard to select the right veggie or heirloom tomato plants, twenty different kinds of tomato's, mostly Black Russian type or yellow pear.
John and Dan were having fun meeting all the curious donators
It pays to use heavy equipment to move things around.
Now that we have done the heavy work, the shovel, rake and wheel barrow takes over. This year we are planting lots of cut flowers for u pick. And again this year we will be selling WSU compost, topsoil and bark for every gardeners needs.
Look closely at the six mounds of top soil, half has been loaded in the new beds. In the foreground is the start of the Master Gardeners demonstration garden. We hope many citizens will visit us to see rare and unusual plants.
Its Feb. and we are still harvesting chard, spinach and broccoli. Right now the soil is being prepared to transplant some and make way for carrot seeding. This year a million seeds will be planted, all destined for the Asotin Co. Food Bank.
Top soil delivered by a Montana construction company is from the city of Clarkston sewer treatment plant....thanks to the city of Clarkston.
The top soil is free from rocks, 60 yards and six trucks later. The soil will be augmented with compost and other material to fill beds and other areas where needed.
Our newer beds waiting to be filled with top soil. We layer material in them to get the most out of the soil. Quality Concrete Products donated these décor blocks. In the back ground is 60 yards of topsoil donated by the city of Clarkston, bark and the dark pile is compost from WSU.
This is our four station compost bins, they are covered and rest on concrete. In front is the drying pad. Vegetation is dried for three days so the ultraviolet lite kills any seeds.
Quality Concrete Products provided sculptured concrete blocks for 11 beds.
It does not make any difference which side of the fence your on, QCP makes it easy. John Freeman and Dan Cease watch in amazement.
The sign got put up just in time for the Open House event.
The open house was a huge success, everyone had a good time, tours, master gardeners booth, food cooking, treats, and just good old fashioned conversations.
John is transplanting lettuce for more crop rotation, a practice we do
All the volunteers at the garden deserve this oscar too....I accepted it on their behalf. It was a surprise.
Look how big those beets grew
Matt(The Carrot Man) loves watering his veggies at his raised bed.
finally we planted grass, now its ready to mow.
Penny grew the first artichokes.
Donna T. has spent many hours at the garden along with Matt, her son.
concrete pouring for the compost slabs
Us three are carving the sign, it took two weeks
OKRA anyone? says Dan Storey
The entrance took on some flowers, auto sprinklers have been turned on and the path was finished, but still some finish work to do.
Wow, look at how things are growing. We have been harvesting since April.
Thanks Kendall for the grant check, it sure helps us keep growing!
Kendall gave a grant check to the Asotin Co. Food Bank.
they even have their own watering cans
Another Tendercare class gardening
at last, the final part of the chain link fence
oh, here come the future gardeners to tend to their little garden
The video stars are getting assembled to rehears their lines for the video they plan to make.
wait a minute, we need to spell the name of the business that wants to help our garden grow and maintain our operation. Do you know who it is? Thanks Tendercare preschoolers.
Bring on the plants - - - we're ready to dig in!!
Tendercare preschoolers are excited about gardening their two beds this year.
Here I am using this machine that trenches and with another attachment tills. These are onion and carrot in ground beds. The produce will go to the food bank.
It sure was nice to interface with a lot of gardeners. I enjoyed helping out at the booth telling our community garden story.
Glenda Farrell is tending to the Master Gardener booth at the Home and Garden Show that included the garden display in March.
It was a job with this machine, it was hard on the back but it sure did a good job for us. We will be tilling deeper when the fertilizer is added.
This is the 1 inch main line from the street where the meter is located. Another line that has a remote valve will irrigate the grass and trees along Fair street.
This shows the 3/4 inch pipe that connects to these faucets and runs to the green house.
Were getting ready for the Home & Garden show and Asotin Co. Fair
1/4 scale model of 4x8ft raised bed. You can see the layering of soil and square foot gardening arrangement. It will be shown at the Home and Garden Show and the Asotin Co. Fair in April.
What, trees? We planted 3 flowering plum trees and one Arborvitae. We moved them from our old site. In a few days we will be adding 3 double blossom flowering cherry trees and one more Arborvitae.
John is fixing the last of the boxes. He added a small rap at the bottom so the wood does not come in contact with the grass.
Top soil is piled in each bed waiting to be worked. Weeds and other things will have to be removed, but at least they are filled...We have a lot of work ahead of us. Eventually we will be planting grass.
The start of a compost pile in the background, it was scraped leaves and lawn clippings that were on the ground.
John is emptying out the sheds for moving to the new site.
These giant sunflowers grew tall at our old site in 2010,
Save that soil.
Gene Albright loads his truck with top soil, it took 6 truck loads to remove top soil from the old site.
Our new 11 hp. chipper/shredder,
Installing 48 beds for this year as starters.
Busy gardeners removing grass and other unwanted weeds.
Its nice to see gardeners working to get our garden ready for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Poe Construction moved our buildings.
would you believe, the annual herbs are growing in the pots.
better view of fencing
We're attaching weed block material to the bottom of the boxes this time to prevent grass or weeds growing up inside. In the back ground is 12 yards of WSU mulch and more raised beds to be positioned. Some of the constructed beds will be delivered to Parkway Elementry School for their projects.
Fence material consists of stacked 39" cattle woven wire reaching 7 ft tall to keep the deer out. In the back ground at the base of the hill is the Snake River. The sounds of tugs pushing barges can be heard and watched at times.
Raised beds are being positioned, pink ribbons indicate future posts that will support the chain link fence.
located at 1440 Fair street our power pole is waiting for power meter turn on and the finish of underground wiring to sheds
The east fence is starting, unfortunately we placed the boxes on the line and they will have to be moved....oh well!
The north fence is ready for fence material
we finally got our power pole erected.
Snow covering our stacked beds waiting for placement
We can't wait to start work. We have lots to do and if you would like to help, let us know.
Our power pole waiting for the snow to clear to be placed at the marker. The yellow flags indicate the property line starting at the corner stake on Fair street.
December 2011-New location site for Clarkston Community Garden
1440 Fair St. Clarkston, Wa 99403
Thank You, Sponsors for Your Generous Donations!
Lumber donated and delivered by Early Bird Construction
Topsoil donated by Jeff Port Construction and delivered by Albright & Sons
June 2010 - The Greenhouse Arrives Just in Time for the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony!
Thank you for the Greenhouse Asotin County Health District!
May 2010 - Individuality Takes Root!
April 3rd, 2010 - Work Party
Garden Construction Work Party - March 27th, 2010
Thank you Lamoyn Thorkelson and Courtney Childers for all of your help digging that trench!
Thank you very much Dave Mark, Carson Kachelmier, and Breanne Durham from the Lewis Clark State College 'Saturday of Service' crew!
Box Building and Site Prep March 2010
Constructing the Clarkston Community Garden Fence and gates, Snake Rive Fence company! Feb. 2010