Casa Grande Community Garden is located in front of the The ReCYCLEry at the bottom of Old Pittsboro rd. in Carrboro. The Inaugural meeting was held on March 5, 2006. The Community Garden is a part of the Carrboro Greenspace , made up of sustainability/community projects located on the 10.5 acre lot on Old Pittsboro Rd. The Carrboro Greenspace is currently fiscally sponsored by SURGE.
The Carrboro Greenspace Community Garden is a space for educating and empowering the Carrboro community on various urban gardening and sustainable food-production practices through hands-on production and workshops. Either collectively or in smaller plots the organic garden is a space for community-access food production with a focus on edible and medicinal plants.
The Casa Grande Community Garden is currently not active by request of the landlords of 116 Old Pittsboro rd. We hope to re-establish the community garden once the Carrboro Greenspace becomes a reality.
Saturday, September 23, 2006Edit
Workday:Transplant greens, plant some more, define the clearing, begin vermiculture setup.
Saturday, September 30, 2006Edit
Vermiculture Skillshare: Led by Molly, Kate, Keith, Mike. Come out and learn the basics of vermiculture to have your own at home or to help maintain the CGCG vermiculture pile(t) project.
Saturday, October 7, 2006Edit
Workday:clear space, fell small trees.
Saturday, October 14, 2006Edit
Saturday, October 21, 2006Edit
Skillshare, Workday, Fieldtrip: Horse cart workshop. Learn how to hitch a horse to a cart and the laws of the rd. Come out and keep warm on the manure ride.
Saturday, October 28, 2006Edit
Skillshare: cover crop skillshare.
Saturday, November 4, 2006Edit
Worlday:Garlic and Chives
What will our relationship to the community be?
- We want to share resources with people in Carrboro who don't have yards
Do we have common gardens and/or smaller individual plots?
- Accessibility is contigent on energy
When will we be "open"? How do we get increased participation/interest?
- Identify specific projects and make a calendar of events to invite people to participate in specific projects
- Have a three ring binder where we keep a written out plan of everything we need to do together to create a functioning garden - from water management to when to plant - so that anyone can come in, read the binder and know what we are doing. Let's share the collective knowledge we have!
- Get a chalkboard to leave each other notes and questions.
- Use this website to communicate.
- Info Board
- Phone Tree
- Water quality: Dave Delvechio will speak with friends he has at OWASA
- Tiller: Dave Delvechio will borrow the one at the coop house
- Katie can get a soil testing kit
- Tools - shovels, rakes, hand trowels
- Seeds and starts
- Rock powder
To make a donation...
Human Resources within the community gardenEdit
- Peter Brayshaw 929-0565
- Sammy Slade 225-3433
- Jay Ham
- Dave Delvechio
Community gardening experienceEdit
- Brian (SEEDS in Durham)
- Monica South Bronx community gardens
Chalk Board PaintEdit
Chad was to look into source for such paint to put on wall to use as communal comunications.
Future Agenda ItemsEdit
Continued discussion of organizationEdit
How do we communicate with one another? How do others communicate with us? A collective email where we can be reached?
Chad and Katie mentioned bringing in county extension office and looking into other established entities that may help with funding.
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Creating a fruit tree/perennials nurseryEdit
Community Medicinal Herb GardenEdit
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