Midsummer Update

As the planting season is coming to a close, it is time for a brief update on what is going on in the world of Yarducopia.

We have just completed our final garden build of the season, bringing in this year’s total at 23!  Big thanks to all our participants: landowners, gardeners, volunteers, and donors.  We could not have done it without your support and enthusiasm.  If you are interested in participating in Yarducopia but did not get a chance to do so this summer, we will be doing more builds in the fall.  Please see the “Forms” tab at the top of the page for the application or feel free to email us with any questions.

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This coming Saturday the 27th of June will be our final stand of the summer at the Farmer’s Market on 15th and Cordova.  We hope to see you there so that we can help you get your last few starts in the ground and wish you well with your plants this growing season.  If you would still like to continue applying compost tea to your garden during the coming months, Mill and Feed sells it by the gallon.

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We now have three interns on the job with ACAT for the summer, one of whom is working more closely with the Yarducopia program.  Emma Jones is an Environmental Studies and Biology major at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.  She will be a junior this fall, is from the San Francisco bay area in California, and if she was a vegetable she would be an artichoke even though her friends tell her she is more like a sweet pea.

What’s coming up soon?

Towards the end of July will be the Yarducopia garden bike tour!  Bring your bike and helmet for a great opportunity to see what Yarducopia cooperative gardens look like, get tips on growing your own food, and appreciate the bounty of the season.

At the end of August will be our annual harvest party!  Share food and laughs for a night of good fun and to celebrate everyone who has contributed to making this season a success.

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