Straw Bale Gardens

Want to know more about what Heidi, one of our board members, has planned for this summer? Check out this article about Straw Bale gardening. With Straw Bale gardens, the seeds are planted directly into straw bales after fertilization. According to the article, this technique was originally common in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Heidi is leading her church congregation here in Topeka in construction of a straw bale garden this summer. We are looking forward to seeing the outcome!

Resolutions Gardeners Can’t Keep

Resolutions Gardeners Can’t Keep

Jamie Hancock of the Topeka Capital Journal wrote a list of impossible resolutions for gardeners. Including the following gems:

I will weed everyday in July.
I will stop “checking” on my garden in the early morning in my nightgown and staying out till noon. It is so hard on the neighbors.
I will resist the temptation to check on the care of the property of my former home.
I will not assume that everyone I meet wishes to discuss gardening.

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Beautiful Hi-Crest Garden

Beautiful Hi-Crest Garden

Gardening is hard work, but great rewards.  At Hi-Crest Garden, well over 40 heads of cabbage were harvested, 5 gallons of broccoli and cauliflower, twenty bags of kale, and enjoyment of sunny blue skies, abundant rain and brilliant lilies and iris.  This is just the beginning,  we are expecting lots of cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes soon. We have at least 7 volunteer gardeners  working every week for 8 hours mowing, hoeing, spreading mulch and putting up cages.

TCG Garden Party

TCG Garden Party

You are invited to a garden party to benefit Topeka Common Ground, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to community gardening in Topeka!

Garden Party will be held July 10th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Music, authentic Mexican food, children’s piñata, and the opportunity to win prizes will be provided with the purchase of a ticket!

Tickets can be purchased online  for $10.00, or at the door for $12.00.

The event will be held at the VIDA Ministry Garden at 3168 SE 6th Street. We hope to see you there!

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