Work Day in the Gardens

What a wonderful afternoon we had in the OAT gardens. It was fabulous to be working outside after such rotten winter weather. We cut things back, weeded, and applied pine straw. The Dye Garden is complete, the Scent and Children’s Gardens are done except for pine straw, and we got 2 trees planted in Judy’s garden.

We would like to have another workday, Saturday 3 Feb at 1 pm. We will finish weeding, trimming, and strawing the gardens, plant trees and azaleas, and trim the scuppernong vines.

Many thanks to Kayren, Patrick, and Carolyn for their help today. Teamwork makes the dreamwork…J

At the Governor’s Mansion Gardens

On 16 July, Herb Society members worked in the Herb Garden at the Governor’s Mansion. They tolerated the horrific heat and weeded, planted several herbs, and applied pine straw. The chef was very excited to see all the basil, and hopefully the swallowtail butterfly larva will not eat all the parsley and dill. Check out the “Before” and “After” photos!


Sustainable Agriculture


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