Sorry about the last minute announcement, but… Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday May 28, from 1 to 4 we’ll be having a work session in the TPL gardens. We’ll be concentrating on prepping the Edible Forest Garden. For that task, in addition to helping hands and strong backs, we could use 1. Compostable organic material that you… Read more »
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Thanks to master gardener, entrepreneur, garden fairy, and all-around swell person Sarah Wolpow, TPL Gardens will receive a Norm Steele Memorial Seed Grant. Here’s Sarah’s grant application: MGSeedGrantForestGarden. She whipped it together in a couple days. Most impressively, I think the background portion can be used for future garden related grant applications.
Sarah brought to the last meeting the idea of edible forest gardens. The basic idea is that since our ecology is suitable for forests, why not create gardens that are adapted to it and that also produce food and ornamental crops. We have a few possible places where we could do this kind of installation:… Read more »
I thought I’d post some links etc… to garden idea sites, one of which is our Pinterest site. You may have to join Pinterest to see it. Sorry. It can be sort of addictive. Click the picture above for a Buzzfeed post on vertical gardens.
Inspired by gardens she saw from her trip to Tuscany, Master Gardener Ann Marie Bartoo has proposed a vertical garden project for the TPL Gardens. What’s a vertical garden? Here are some examples of vertical gardens and vertical garden elements. Why do it? You can probably think of reasons on your own, but some that… Read more »
The Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Program has been crucial in supplying volunteers, know-how and inspiration to the Topsham Public Library Gardens. The project began by bringing community volunteers together around an Eagle Scout project to shape the Children’s Garden into a learning and event space that would extend the library’s mission to its outdoor… Read more »
….to help us dig and have a good time this Saturday May 17th. Volunteers are tremendously important to the TPL Gardens. Saturday May 17, from 10AM until 1PM we are looking for energetic individuals to help us with a variety of duties. We’re building different sorts of raised beds. We’ll need extra muscle power to dig,… Read more »
Hugel-what? Some new and exciting raised beds in the TPL Gardens this year will include a hugelkultur (pronounced hoogle culture). In German, the rough translation means “round culture”. This is a sustainable gardening technique
Falmouth, Maine — The 21st annual University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County Master Gardener Volunteer plant sale will be held rain or shine Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland. UMaine Extension Master Gardeners Volunteers will answer questions and
Yes!!! We started cleaning up the garden and gearing up for the season. Big THANK YOU to volunteers Robert DuBois and Sue Ham who started the spring clean-up and gathering materials. This year we hope to put in at least 2 if not 3 raised beds, all of them slightly unconventional– hugelkultur, spiral, tray height;… Read more »