I meant to have this newsletter/blog post/update out about two weeks ago, but then baby goats started hatching all over the island and I’ve been busy. Snuggling baby goats is a full time job while it lasts. But they’re big enough now to start climbing up on the walls and taunting any silly English knnnnighuts … More It’s Baby Goat Season Y’all!
Happy Spring Summer! Fruit trees are blooming (or just finishing) all over the island, so it’s time to talk about our least favorite creatures – pests! While there are plenty of beneficial insects, including some you may not even realize are helping around the garden, there are a few that will ruin your next apple … More Pest Control to Major Tom…
Who are the Mason Bees? Mason bees are gentle, native bees who typically nest in natural cavities found in old wood or hollow stems. They use mud to seal their nests (the masonry part of being a mason bee), and will happily live in houses built for them by gardeners and orchardists who want to … More Happy Spring from the Good Cheer Gleaners!
To all of our amazing volunteers and tree donors, thank you for your time and generosity during the 2018 gleaning season! With your help, we brought more than 5,000 pounds of tree fruit to the food bank and partner organizations including WIN, the Senior Center, and the Veteran’s Center. Some of the late ripening varieties … More Marching Into Spring With The Gleaners
Missed this year’s volunteer appreciation BBQ? Want some pickling tips to preserve the flavors of summer? Check out Good Cheer’s Summer/Fall newsletter for this and more!
Good Cheer’s newsletter has a new look and will be hitting mailboxes next week. But why wait when you can check out the online version here? Read on for more about Good Cheer, The Big ACRE, this year’s Community Gardening Leadership Training program, which Good Cheer is a partner in, and fresh food donation tips for sharing … More Read all about it! Good Cheer’s spring newsletter is online