100 square foot test plot for Urban Soil Health Initiative with UNL
Today we started our summer project with the University of Nebraska. We are participating in the Nebraska Urban Soil Health program along with 540 other gardeners around the state. As part of this I am mailing soil from our 100 square foot plot dedicated to this program. We will be using a geotextile ground cover, biochar, compost and cover crops in the plot and will be planting their using no-till techniques. We will have soil tests multiple times over the course of the trial that will help them learn what techniques or combinations of techniques work to build soil health
We are donating the value of a short season share to Project Hunger for their Easter Basket Extravaganza. If you win our basket you can choose a short season (6 weeks of veggies, usually picked up on Thursday evening, between mid-July and mid-September) or $225 off of the cost of a full season share (15 weeks of veggies, usually picked up on Monday evening, between June and October). The auction will be held on Saturday April 1 at First Presbyterian Church 2103 W. Anna in Grand Island, NE. You can get more information about Project Hunger at www.projecthunger.org. You have
Took our plant order to Barb at Barb’s Green House today Plants that Barb started last yar We ordered more than 1400 plants today plus a tray of leeks and shallots. We will have cabbages, winter squash, summer squash, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, kohlrabi, peppers, basil, broccoli, broccolini and lots of other things that we will plant from seed. We still have four long season shares and one short season share available. You can get more information and sign up for a share here.
We have both full and short season shares available to the general public as of tonight. You can get more details here. Full season shares are $475 and you will receive 15 weeks of produce between the first week of June and the second week of October. Short season shares are $225 and will be 6 weeks between mid-July and mid-September.
See what our shares from 2022 looked like. A wide variety of veggies changing every week.
April 9, 2022 at the Conestoga Mall in Grand Island Project Hunger will be auctioning off Easter Baskets. This is a fundraiser to help them support local food banks and kitchens. We donated a basket with a short season share in our basket. You can bid online on our basket or any of them by following the directions below. Check out all of the baskets available here. Thanks to everyone that donated to support this great organization!