City Farm SLO News
Winter and Early Spring Public Workdays
have resulted in, 1)the installation of a reconfigured School Garden, 2)planting of a lawn and cover crop surrounding the Pergola, 3)creation of a Food Forest consisting of fruit trees and perennial food and decorative plants, 4)construction of a 7 foot high deer fence with four gates to protect future plantings.
All this has been accomplished by volunteers of the CCG Board and by many members of the community of all ages who have joined in to gain knowledge and get the satisfaction that goes with productive farm work.
that we have conducted for four years in partnership with the San Luis Coastal Unified School District through Pacific Beach High School and the PREPARE program for developmentally disabled young adults have proceeded. We’ve been planting seeds and starts of winter crops–cauliflower, kale, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, spinach, lettuce–which are now being harvested and cooked by students and which soon will produce surpluses they can take home and contribute to several county food pantries.
faced by many growers during this period–drought, unseasonable heat, followed by unpredicted frosts, and flooding and gopher infestations–have slowed and hampered crop growth. But we are replanting with transplants donated by Greenheart Farms, shielding survivors with row cover and mulch, and looking forward now to restoring all losses.
Please help us continue this ongoing activity carried out exclusively by volunteers by joining our work parties, buying tickets to the Spring Benefit, or making tax-deductible donations any time through our website, http://centralcoastgrown.org
For picture galleries illustrating all these activities, visit the albums on our Flickr site
and our Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/cityfarmslo