Tag: saturday project

Plant Fruit Trees on July 18th!

Join us on Saturday, July 18th, to plant fruit trees and an urban food forest at Parkway-Tedder Community Garden! When: Saturday, July 18th from 8:00am to 1:00pm Location: 100 NE 44 St, Pompano Beach at Parkway United Methodist What: Plant 50 citrus trees and 90 

Big Workday July 18th

Mark your calendars, July 18, 2009,  we will be posting more details here soon but that’s the next big day of major tree planting.  8:00 Am to 1:00 PM, get your pickaxes and shovels ready. Also Two other great Workdays before the big event: This 

Mulch, Mulch, Mulch

The morning of Saturday June 27th was a great day for the smaller group of volunteers following up from the big tree-shrub-groundcover planting last Saturday.  It was time to stake the trees that were tipping and create an earthier zone over the gravelly sandy rubble by adding layers of mulch to hold water and keep the ground from overheating. Kids, youth and adults all scooped and spread the mountains of mulch around the whole planting zone with wagons, pitchforks and a pickup-turned-wheelbarrow.  Cool little rock borders were set out to contain the mulch zones and watering hoses and an irrigation system was adjusted as well.  Meanwhile on the Parkway front a crew reorganized the equipment shed, hauling out ‘old stuff’ to organize and create space for storing many of the tools needed to keep the Green Garden zone at its growing best.  We’ll rest from our labors on July 4th, and be back at it on Saturday July 11th, with more tree planting to follow the week after!

Fantastic Workday, 324 Trees and Shrubs, 300+ Groundcovers, 45 + Sweaty Volunteers

First off, thank you to everyone that came out! We couldn’t have done it without you. Despite the fact that it was record breakingly hot all day long, I think it’s safe to say that everyone had fun, and it was a great all-around experience. 

Tree Arrival

Today our first order of trees and groundcover arrived! The plants all look absolutely gorgeous. Everyone showed up around 9:00am or so, and the truck arrived soonafter, and we all got to work on unloading! It didn’t take long to unload everything, and once it 

Help Us Grow!

Our first tree planting workday is this Saturday, June 20th! We are very excited!  We have 324 trees & shrubs and 350 groundcover plants (yes, that makes 774 holes to dig!) arriving Friday morning, and we need to get as many as possible into the ground on Saturday. If you can join us and bring friends, family or co-workers, here is all the info! If you can come, please RSVP so we can get a head count!

When: June 20th, 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: Community Garden @ Parkway United Methodist: 100 NE 44th St., Pompano Beach, FL

What: Plant 324 trees & shrubs and 350 groundcover plants

Who: You and anyone who thinks a green tree is a beautiful thing! We are happy to provide community service hours, water and snacks.

What to bring/wear:

  • Hat
  • Work clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sturdy, closed shoes (no sandals please)
  • Gloves
  • Your favorite water bottle

If you have one of these, please label it clearly and bring it along!

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Hoe
  • Wheelbarrow or wagon
  • Bucket

For more info and to RSVP:

954-982-8310 or grow@parkwayteddergarden.com

2nd Garden Workday

So, this was the second garden workday so far. The goal for this workday was to finish staking out the areas for the plants, and to dig a few holes to see how difficult it was, and how long we thought it would take. Low 

1st Saturday Workday

On Saturday about 10 of us gathered to really kick off the new summer permaculture project. With mission statement agreed upon by consensus and project yawning before us, Wayne gave some very positive updates on the paperwork part of the permaculture. Broward Beautiful was enthusiastic