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April 1 2018 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter April 1 2018
Central Coast Grown

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.

School programs

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.

Farming Challenges

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

Coming Up!
A Taste of Spring
under the Pergola

May 19 4-7 PM

Our First Annual Spring Benefit Event

Tickets available now

https://atasteofspring.brownpapertickets.com

  Support Central Coast Grown/City Farm SLO

and have a great time!

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