The Fall leaf drop has begun in earnest, in fact, here in Ewing it is practically done. This is your last chance to keep this wonderful organic matter to build better garden soil in your garden. Don’t put your leaves out at the curb for the township to pick up. Your best move is to keep them for your garden. Bring out your mulching mower and chop them up.
- Option 1 – Put them in your beds to protect your plants from the weather and frost heaves during the winter.
- Or, try option 2 – put them in your compost bin. They will decompose beautifully by spring.
- Option 3 – Mow them into the lawn to create a healthier, more vibrant lawn (see video below).
- Option 4 – build a new, no dig lasagna garden. Place newspapers, cardboard down where you want to create a new garden bed. Cover (deeply) with your chopped leaves. Make sure they are wet to hold them in place initially. By spring, you will have a new garden spot all ready to plant. No digging required for bed preparation at all.
Check out the following video to see how easy it is to chop up your leaves.
See also http://wp.me/p2LmT2-2I on our Green Team site for more information.
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The Ewing Green Team hosted an organizational meeting in collaboration with the Ewing Seniors for residents interested in expanding and improving opportunities for community gardening in Ewing for the 2013 gardening season. The Kick Off meeting was Wednesday October 17th at the ESCC. Monthly meeting will be held thereafter.
The next meeting date is:
Date: Wednesday, November 14th from 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Ewing Senior and Community Center – Boardroom
999 Lower Ferry Road (across from the DOT)
Please join us and bring a gardening friend.
For more information call:
•Mary Jane Leach 336-207-6261
•Lisa Feldman 620-0722
•Joanne Mullowney 883-0862
•Jeanette Span 883-2900 Ext 6206
Or email: Ewingcommunitygardens@gmail.com
Welcome to the new site for the Ewing Community Gardens. This is the online home for a community gardening project sponsored by the Ewing Green Team. Its purpose is to document the process of setting up a new gardening organization in the Township, define the goals of the project, choose a site, work out guidelines and rules and address other issues as the project progresses.
The Purpose (Mission)
The mission of the Ewing Community Gardens Organization is:
- To serve as a catalyst for Ewing residents to work together to cultivate a place to learn about and experience the rewards of gardening.
- To encourage citizens to grow their own food and/or donate what they grow.
- To help gardeners become self sufficient and aid in promoting local food security.
- To promote health through healthier eating
- To enhance quality of life in Ewing and
- Strengethen community bonds.
- To create sustaining organic gardens that welcome everyone; experienced gardeners, novices, children, teens, senior citizens, and the disabled.
- Create a Ewing Senior Demonstration Garden at the Ewing Senior and Community Center
- Aid in revitalizing the Ewing Community Gardens at Whitehead Road
- To establish additional Community Gardens in many areas throughout Ewing
- By sharing environmental stewardship, horticultural education, rejuvenation and recreation; we all grow!