Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone,

YAY!! The orchard irrigation is almost done! Many thanks to the Saturday crew for suggesting hot water for the compression fittings. Oh my gosh, better than sliced bread in my book   An old dog learned a new trick! SV can tell you what a difference it made to soak the waterline ends for a bit in hot water, just slipped into those compression tees like a hot knife through butter. The back ordered trees arrived this morning and we will plant them out tomorrow. In addition to getting the irrigation in folks added more soil to the orchard’s sheet mulching, literally almost 54 tons of soil! We will add the wildflower seeds as soon as it looks like we may get some rain. Do your rain dances everyone.

Many thanks to the folks from Workday, the Global Leadership team, Young Men’s Service League, National Charity League, Granada and Foothill HS who came out to join garden regulars to harvest, weed and work in the garden and orchard.

On top of all that orchard work, we also got 162 pounds of healthy vegetables and greens harvested for our neighbors. Out in the garden we also carried on with our winter crop succession planting, putting in 150 lettuce, 150 spinach and 180 parsnip seedlings to replace carrots, beets and mustard greens that we harvested. VJ and team also started work on propagating more fruit trees by setting up a rooting trial of scions from 13 of the tree tops that DB pruned on Tuesday. On top of all that irrigating, soil moving, harvesting and planting we also got 737 sq. feet of beds weeded. Busy week indeed!

As always there is lots to do in the garden. None of it would get done without wonderful volunteers like you. You are all truly amazing human beings. THANK YOU!!! for enabling us to TEACH, GROW, and GIVE.

I do hope that you all will be able to come back and see how your efforts helped the garden to grow and change with the seasons.

Until next we meet, please do take care of yourselves, and have a great week.

Happy gardening everyone.

With sincere gratitude and hugs