On Saturday, October 22 (rain date October 23) Tolland Garden Paths invites anyone interested to lend a hand in breaking ground for the Tolland Youth Garden taking shape along the walking path just north of Lions Field on Cider Mill RD. Whatever your age, a novice or experienced gardener or a gardener wannabee you, your families, friends, neighbors, especially children: nieces, nephews, grandchildren, students, scouts, 4-Hers, future farmers, children and youth of all ages are needed to create a LASAGNA GARDEN.
What is a Lasagna Garden? It is a nontraditional, organic method for creating healthy soil without removing sod, digging or tilling. The name comes from the layers you'll be making to create a chemical free, earth-friendly 20' X 40' garden that will rest all winter and wake up ready for planting in spring 2012. This method is for people who are power-tool challenged, anyone who is not able to garden traditionally because of age or plysical limits. It's for the new or experienced gardener and the environmentally conscious.
Please come between 10a.m and 2 p.m. Park in the Lions' Field parking lot and bring your garden gloves, a shovel or spade or garden rake if you have one. Extra brown paper bags, flattened cardboard boxes or newspapers (no glossy or shiny pages) are welcome too. The deeper the lasagna the better. For more information contact Sandie Benjamin: 872-4830, firstname.lastname@example.org or Fran Maynard: email@example.com. Please let us know if you can bring animal manures, compost, grass clippings, dry leaves, or sphagnum peat moss, Thank you!