Blog Archives

July 2015

Contrary to Indiana’s typical July weather, the rain continues to saturate the garden in July. Plots are growing like crazy, though, and we now understand why rainforests are so lush. Water makes plants flourish! We are preparing for a garden

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June 2015

Most gardeners’ plots were planted by the first of the month, and with all of the rain we received, they sure got lush quickly! For the second summer in a row, we hosted a group of students from the Carmel

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May 2015

May brought over 300 CCS elementary students to the garden on field trips. Forest Dale, College Wood and Carmel Elementary Schools participated this spring, engaged in hands-on learning at soil / compost, planting, weeding, wise water use, tasting and identification

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April 2015

College Wood Elementary first graders started seeds in their classrooms for plants that the CHS cafeteria staff will plant and use in their kitchens this fall. The students learned about what seeds need in order to grow and that seed

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Hamilton County Soil & Water District Names Plots to Plates Outstanding Partner

On February 26, 2015, the Hamilton County Soil and Water District recognized the CCS Plots to Plates Community Garden for being an Outstanding Supporter of their Backyard Conservation Program. The garden has partnered with the HCS&WD to create a rain

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Plot of the Week #18

This week’s Plot of the Week is B1, gardened by Linda Hynes. Linda is a member of the core committee and has been active in the community garden since its beginning. The first thing everyone noticed about this plot is

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Plot of the Week #17

This week’s featured plot is plot A 37, gardened by Marilyn Melangton.  She is a first-time gardener, and her plot has looked great all summer. We liked the variety of herbs and vegetables Marilyn has chosen to grow. Broccoli, basil,

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Plot of the Week #16

This week’s Plot of the Week is Plot C 34,  gardened by Amy and Cary Watts. They are growing beautiful, lush marigolds, lots of brussels sprouts, beets, onions, kale, and tiny sunflowers (they are only 2 feet tall!) This plot

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Plot of the Week #15

This week’s Plot of the Week is Plot A6,  gardened by Christina Steele. She is growing peppers, green beans, eggplant, broccoli, lettuce, chives, beets, 2 types of tomatoes, and several herbs: parsley (or maybe cilantro?), basil, and chives. The plants

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Plot of the Week #14

This week’s Plot of the Week is Plot C5, gardened by the Cherry Tree Girl Scouts led by Candie Broady. This plot contains just two types of vegetables: green beans and onions. The committee chose this plot because it focuses

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Upcoming Events

Aug
12
Sat
9:00 am Second Saturdays Donuts and Dirt
Second Saturdays Donuts and Dirt
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy donuts, coffee, and juice before working in your plot or join a discussion on organic gardening techniques.
Sep
9
Sat
9:00 am Second Saturdays Donuts and Dirt
Second Saturdays Donuts and Dirt
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy donuts, coffee, and juice before working in your plot or join a discussion on organic gardening techniques.