Viola School Garden

Summer Maintenance

Dear Viola Garden Committee and Volunteers,

 

Please sign up to volunteer for the months of July and August for maintenance, weeding, watering, harvesting, and delivery to our community locations.  We need a minimum of one adult volunteer per day to work in the garden between the hours 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  All children working in the garden must be supervised by at least one adult at all times.  (For example, four children must be supervised by at least one adult while working in the garden.)

 

Specific instructions for the garden-care maintenance:

  1. Use the water in the rain barrel to water the plants in the garden.  Water the roots  at the base of the stem of each plant.  Use the plastic watering cans to water the base of all plants (not the leaves or vegetables on the vine.)  NOTE:  Watering the leaves of a vegetable plant will promote fungal growth, damaging the plant.

  2. All tools and garden gloves for weeding are stored in the metal tool shed inside the fenced-in area by the loading dock. ***Return all tools and gloves used to the shed at the end of the work session.

  3. Place all weeds in the labeled “weed collection” container.

  4. Record maintenance notes on the clipboard in the tool shed.

  5. Make sure the door to the garden is secured firmly before leaving the school.

 

 

Specific instructions for the care of specific labeled plants:

  1. Tomatoes: Tie tomato vines to the wooden stakes as the plant grows using the green plastic ribbon, which can found in the tool shed.  NOTE:  Tie the ribbon loosely so that the vine isn't damaged.  Harvest tomatoes when they are ripened to a color of red or yellow.  Place tomatoes gently into plastic containers or bags to be delivered to the community location of the week.  

  2. Peppers:  Stake pepper plants and tie with the green plastic ribbon in the tool shed.  Harvest peppers when they have matured.  NOTE:  Please use garden gloves when harvesting hot peppers, which are labeled in the garden.  Place peppers gently into plastic containers or bags to be delivered to the community location of the week.  

  3. Eggplant:  Stake eggplant plants and tie with the green plastic ribbon in the tool shed. Harvest eggplants when they have matured.  Place eggplants gently into plastic containers or bags to be delivered to the community location of the week.  

  4. Beans:  Harvest beans when they have matured.  Place beans gently into plastic containers or bags to be delivered to the community location of the week.  

  5. Herbs:  Pinch off flower buds to prevent the plant from going to seed.  Discard the buds in the weed container.

  6. Cucumbers:  Harvest cucumbers when they have matured.  NOTE:  Do not let the cucumbers grow too large as they will have more seeds rather than more flesh to eat.

  7. Zucchini: Harvest when they have matured, but don't let them get too big (<1 foot)

 

Delivery of all grown and harvested food to the Sloatsburg Food Pantry will take place on Tuesdays during the months of July and August.  All harvested food in bags/containers will be delivered by a volunteer from the food pantry.  Also, Mrs. Hammond will be taking some of the harvested vegetables to donate to local community outreach places.

 

Please sign up for the days you are able to work in the garden.  If you are unable to work in the garden, please find a replacement volunteer to cover your day.

 

Please contact Mr. Dave Celli (845-323-7573) or Mrs. Lynda Hammond ([email protected])

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