Thanks for Volunteering with us on Saturday!

Photo by Hannah Berman

October 17. 2015

We had a great turnout of students, parents, and other community members on Saturday for our Fall Volunteer Garden Workday!

Check out everything we did in just a few hours:
*Huge thank-you to HANNAH BERMAN, for these beautiful photos! 

Photo by Hannah Berman

Painting garden signs on wood and rocks   

Photo by Hannah Berman

Some beautiful foundations for our garden signs                                                                       

Photo by Hannah Berman

Transplanting strawberries from garden beds into food forest/orchard area

Photo by Hannah Berman

Preparing our cob oven for a wet winter!      Step 1: cover and staple oven with chicken wire

Photo by Hannah Berman

Step 2: Mix stucco and apply to oven, scrape down

Photo by Hannah Berman

We even harvested these giant onions!                       *Tip: to grow big onion bulbs like this, really loosen your soil beforehand and add lots of organic material (like compost)

Photo by Hannah Berman

Ginger approves.

If you were able to stop by, thanks again!  If not, catch us next time!  Next volunteer day TBA
In the meantime, if you’re looking to volunteer, we always need help at our garden club days during lunch (Noon-1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays) 
Contact Miss Kasey to sign up at 413-663-4334 or

*We will also be having a Garden Farmer’s Market on Thursday, October 29th after school between the school and the Ortega Library

All produce sold in exchange for a donation, including:

-Salad mix with cherry tomatoes

-Greens (kale, chard, sorrel)

-Herbs (thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, Vietnamese Coriander, lemon verbena, mint)

-Flower bouquets


-Plant starts good for fall

-Also for sale, San Francisco raw honey for $10/half pound jar

*If you are not able to attend, please contact Kasey to set up a different time to get your garden goodies!

Thanks & see you next time 🙂


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