Master Gardner Sheri Bulla of Swan Creek and her husband Tom have volunteered to assist us in this new Arts & Ag endeavor and the Girl Scouts of Hickman County will be helping throughout the summer.
At the Kick-off on Saturday we’ll be constructing beds from reclaimed barn wood and preparing them using the lasagna gardening method! That means lots of layers of organic matter including mulched leaves, grass clippings, peat moss, chemical free manure and compost.
Plus we’ll be up-cycling and decorating all sorts of donated items to be used as garden décor and containers for potted plants. AND Centerville local Ted Clausen will be there to show us how to properly start seeds using his amazing seed starting medium. If you’ve ever seen Ted’s tomato plants for sale at Wild Duck Soup Emporium, you know why we are SO excited to have his help.
We’ve been gathering supplies for a few weeks but we are still in need of some essentials. Please share our wish list with your local contacts and encourage folks to support this project by donating the following items:
SOIL, PEAT MOSS, MULCH, PLANTS, soil, black plastic, paint, soil, trowels, gloves, buckets and scrub brushes. Oh..and did we mention that we could use some SOIL? We also need bamboo or other trellis material, bark type mulch for the pathways, cement or Quik Crete, molds and wire mesh for pavers.
These items can be brought to Wild Duck Soup Emporium on the Centerville Town Square. While there check out the new collection of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds for your garden this spring! For more information call Antonia at 931 729 0690.
Many thanks to all who are helping make the Arts & Ag Garden Project possible!
Check us out on Pintrest where we’re pinning all sorts of creative ideas on The Garden Project Board.