Work at Blueberry Fields is off to a bit of a slow start this year due to the large amount of rain we’ve had throughout the spring. However, in spite of this, we have been making large strides with the community garden. So far, we have had multiple student volunteers move over fifteen yards of soil and over twenty yards of mulch and we have planted all of the beds. This week we have started weeding and have marked all of the beds; we’ve also added a schedule at the entrance of Blueberry Fields indicating priority crops.
This year at Blueberry Fields, we have planted more potatoes, broccoli, corn, peas, beans, summer squash, strawberries, raspberries, and, of course, blueberries! In the upcoming weeks, Home Suite Hope and some of their corporate sponsors will be volunteering at Blueberry Fields.
We will need additional help with the weeding throughout the season, so if you are a veteran when it comes to gardening and can identify a weed, we welcome you to drop by anytime you have a couple of spare minutes. If you’re not as comfortable with gardening or consider yourself a novice, please give our Urban Farmer, Ken Stockstill a call or text to find out what time you can come by to help out. Or, you can always sign up right here on our website. We welcome any help we can get to ensure that we bring in an abundance of fresh produce for Home Suite Hope, our main recipient.
Keep in mind, it is a long season and we will need additional help with weeding, harvesting and distribution as the garden matures. We are only in our second year of this grassroots initiative and look to improve upon last year but we need more volunteers. We appreciate any and all offers to help out and thank you for your patience as we get this season of planting & harvesting underway.