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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Fall Work Day 2014

On a gorgeous, sunny Saturday in late October, plot holders gathered in the garden for our fall work day. Some folks spent time weeding the meditation area in the northwest corner of the garden and then spreading mulch in those

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October 2014

Autumn has come to our garden, and with it the gorgeous colors.  The trees in Odom Woods on our garden’s west border dazzle the eye in the morning light. Some gardeners are winding down the growing season, cleaning out their

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September 2014

September brought much activity to the garden. Cherry Tree Elementary third graders visited the garden over the course of two days. Similar to our summer field trip, these students visited stations in the garden to learn about soil, wise water

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August 2014

August was a mild and bountiful month, full of tomatoes, basil, peppers, chard, zucchini, and more! Our gardeners shared their extra produce with each other and the food local pantries. Mother Nature provided rain at all the right times again-

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July 2014

    July has brought some unexpected but welcome rain to the garden, as well as cooler temps than usual. The fruits, veggies and flowers that usually look stressed out due to the heat in July look lush and content.

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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.