- Steamboat Alley Plantscape Ready For Cheese Days
- Common Ground Toledo Plant Sale @ Thursday Market
- Native Soil Farm Offers Sweat Equity Strawberries
- Camp Singing Wind Hosts Permaculture Event
- TES PTO Kids Garden Update
- Big Cheese Toast Tonight @ Morgan Arts Centre
- Health Corner: Pet Health* Part 2- Poisonous Plants
Gary writes: Common Ground Toledo just added a little greenery to the planter boxes in Steamboat Alley. Come on down and visit this creative pocket park designed by Jamie Cummings. Thoughtfully placed seating in this art filled patio-park will provide a respite from the fast pace world lurking just around the corner. We are honored to be a part of this beautification project.
CGT hosting another Plant Sale at today’s Toledo Thursday Market. Free advice on care and best practices from Master Gardeners, greenscape designers and experienced growers. These sales are not weekly events, and stock changes frequently. Arrive early for best selection and support your local downtown garden beautification team.
An unbeatable deal! Aundrea says:
So...Native Soil Farm needs help weeding strawberries <smile>.
Come pick as many strawberries as you want in a row and help us weed the row too! This Sunday July 9th and Monday July 10th. We will also do this the following weekend.
If you can do more weeding than picking (more than a row) a small stipend can be offered.
Thank you!!! Call Aundrea 830-331-0410 to schedule a time.
Mark your calendars - Camp Singing Wind will host another community event July 22:
It's time for another potluck/skillshare/seed swap...but this time we're also hosting Permaculture Swap, WA State. This is a newly formed group and we're excited to bring our two groups together.
Everyone is welcome...invite friends who you think might be interested.
1pm: Food and games at the Craft House
Bring a dish to share and any outdoor games or kid's activities
3pm: Seed Share/Permaculture Swap/Skill Share
Last seed share was a great success and a lot of fun, let's do it again but this time bring plants and other products to swap with other permaculture friends.
If you're interested in presenting a skill share, comment below and we'll put together an itinerary for when/where each skill share will be presented.
5pm: Music, drinks, and hanging out
Open Mic - featured artists and performance times will be announced later.
Bring your own drinks, extra points for having made it yourself.
Hang out, catch up with folks you haven't seen in awhile, meet some new friends!
Kid-friendly, free. Details at Lewis County Permaculture Society meets Permaculture Swap.
Update - Brooke Acosta, TES PTO, writes: TES Kid's Garden - Summer
The garden is starting to take off. Garden Club kids and volunteers continue to work in the garden through summer and make sure it stays watered.
The garden area is also expanding slowly. We have planted three more blueberry bushes (6 more to go), 6 more fruit trees including a fuyu persimmon, red and golden raspberries and 10 aronia bushes.
Now we just need to get the deer fence installed! They are feasting on our fruit trees.
Tonight - Cheese Days Toledo posts: Big Cheese Toast tonight at 6:30 pm at Morgan Art Centre.
Our Big Cheeses are Loren and Laura-Lee Bowen Don Bowen and Ed Norman. Many door prizes and refreshments and appetizers. Presented by the Toledo Lions Club. Please help us honor our big cheeses!
Big Cheese Toast held @ Morgan Arts Centre
Health Corner: Pet Health* Part 2- Poisonous Plants
ASPCA lists a host of plants poisonous to household pets* along with their 24-hour Animal Poison Control Hotline - 888-426-4435. Care2.com likewise posts 23 Common Plants Poisonous To Pets.
VetStreet.com identifies the Top 10 Houseplants Dangerous/Toxic to Dogs & Cats,
Gardeners and plant lovers, take heart.
Daily Treat by Rover.com shares 10 Safe Plants for Dogs You Can Add to Almost Any Garden Right Now while Sunset.com ups the game a notch with How To Landscape A Dog-Friendly Garden, assuming Fido isn’t a committed digger.
SavvyGardener.com offers 15 pet friendly indoor house plants to enhance your indoor garden, and SmartLivingNetwork.com features Cat-Safe Grass & Herb Gardens For Spoiled, Happy Indoor Felines.
Tip: Adding large-diameter round drain rock, pine cones, or other “mulch” to the top layer of your indoor pots precludes Kitty using it as a litter box. The same principle works outdoors in border gardens or islands of blooming greenery. Bark dust, pea gravel and similar small surface dressings seem to have the opposite effect.
As always, YMMV.**
*Domestic dogs & cats
**YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
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