Just a few housekeeping items this evening. First of all, we want to remind everybody about the Open House we are hosting this weekend. The event is from 9-5 on Saturday at the Hardacre farm (just west of Tipton, leaving town on 9th Street.) Come join us at the garden, stroll around the grounds, enjoy complimentary homegrown snacks and chat with volunteers to discover how we’re cultivating a greater sense of community in Tipton and surrounding areas. The open house is being held in conjunction with the city-wide garage sales (for those who may already be making the rounds) and weather-wise it’s shaping up to be a perfect day to step out and catch a breath of fresh country air. If you think you might like to get involved with the garden or would simply like to learn more, we’d love to have you stop by.
Of course we also encourage you to remember that you don’t really need an invitation to stop out and see the garden. Anyone is welcome at anytime. And if you’re looking for an easy way to get involved, we’ve got just the opportunity for you. We are currently seeking an extra hand or two to help weed the long, narrow flower bed that sits between the creek and driveway. If you’re in the Tipton area, and have a half hour or more that you wouldn’t mind offering, feel free to stop by and pluck a few of those pesky weeds. There may be other volunteers out there, or maybe not, depending on the time of day; but you can just show up at anytime that is convenient, park up by the house, pick a section and have at it. We’d really appreciate the help and hope to tackle this task in the coming days, just to have everything looking good for our weekend guests.
Finally, our tomatoes are growing fast and it’s about time to start putting them in cages. (Unlike chickens, this doesn’t affect their free range status.) We’re looking for a few, or a few hundred, j-shaped metal stakes to anchor the wire cages to the ground. Old tent stakes would work really well for this, so if you have any lying around please consider donating them to help support our cause. And our tomatoes.
Thanks so much, and we hope to see you all at the garden this Saturday, if not sooner!