Seeds of Hope Community Garden at Ford Elementary School in Acworth, Georgia
Welcome to the Seeds of Hope Community Garden located at Ford Elementary School in Acworth, Georgia. Established in 2010, our Garden is a place where students, their families, and members of our community work together to grow vegetables, learn about healthy living, and give back to families in need.
This is not just a plot of land for growing
flowers and vegetables, it is a place for growing people.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
March 15th-Garden beds that are not renewed are released for rental.
Saturday, April 14th- 9:00 AM- Required Community Garden Day- Work Day and Garden Orientation
Thursday, April 26th- 7:00 PM- Planting Party
Thursday, May 17th- 7:00 PM Garden Work Day
Thursday, June 21st- 7:00 PM Garden Work Day
Thursday, July 19th- 7:00PM Garden Work Day
Thursday, August 17th- 7:00 PM Garden Work Day
October- Fall Clean Up Day to be announced
October 1st- Deadline for Garden Bed Clean-up for anyone NOT planting a winter crop.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, August 29, 2010
1. Spring Vegetables are hitting the end of their growing season and it is time to prepare for fall planting. If you haven't already done so, please pull out any dying plants, and prepare your garden beds for fall by turning over the soil, adding some fertilizer and putting in some fall vegetables. There is organic fertilizer in the storage bin- please feel free to use some in your garden bed. Directions are on the back of the bag. Fall vegetable plants are arriving in garden stores- leaf lettuce, cabbage, collard greens, broccoli, and cauliflower are all great options!
2. If you do NOT wish to plant fall vegetables and would like to turn your garden bed over to the girl scouts to plant vegetables for MUST Ministries, please let me know at your earliest convenience. The girls are excited to continue their efforts in the garden and would love to provide some healthy food to those in need around Thanksgiving.
3. Our next garden meeting and workday will be Saturday, October 2nd at 9:00. We are also planning a Scarecrow Contest and Potluck Dinner for Sunday, October 17th at 4:30 pm. John and Donna Kappers will be offering a cash prize to any group or class that submits the winning scarecrow to the contest!!
4. Herbs are doing very well right now. I prepared a few simple recipes using fresh herbs and will add them to the new recipe tab on the blog.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
If you were unable to join us, here is a brief update on what's ahead:
Fall Vegetables- As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it is time to start looking at some fall vegetable planting. The estimated first frost date in Cobb County is November 13th so you will want to time your planting so that your vegetables can be harvested prior to that date. Bottom line, is that you want to have your plants in the ground by September 15th. It is recommended that you start with healthy plants instead of seeds. All gardeners will need to provide their own plants- please let us know if you need any assistance!! We are here to help!
Good options for fall: Greens- lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, mustard , and chard
Broccoli, cabbage, radishes, beans, cauliflower, and carrots are all good options as well.
If you decide against fall vegetable planting, we ask that you kindly clean out your garden bed no later than October 15th. Please remove all cages, stakes, twine, markers, etc.
Our next community garden work day with be Saturday, August 28th at 9:00 am. I hope that you can join us!