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City Farm Fest 2010

welcome to city farm fest!
welcome to city farm fest!
City Farm Fest
Saturday, May 8, 2010
11:00am-2:30pm

West Cottage St & Brook Ave, Dorchester

compost distribution
compost distribution
Join us on our West Cottage farm to kick off spring! Bring along family, friends, neighbors. Enjoy great food and live music. Take advantage of our compost giveaway ($1/bag, free when you bring your own durable bags or containers, 5 bag limit). Buy transplants ($3/six-pack) and seeds for your garden--most varieties selected for high yield/ease of growing. Come early for best selection. Meet other participants and learn more about planting your raised bed by attending the workshop, offered twice (11:30am & 1:00pm). 

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Getting your Raised Bed Started

Editor's note: It's Build-a-Garden season again, and we're happy to share the first of several related posts from BaG coordinator Kathleen Banfield. We hope this is helpful to current and former participants in the Build-a-Garden program, or anyone else with a raised bed!

Read your Growing Guide

(or download a copy)

Five years ago, I had never tended a garden in my life. I was lucky if I kept a houseplant alive for more than a month. Farming overwhelmed me. When the The Food Project's Urban Learning Farm was built in 2007 and I was charged with the task of taking care of 22 raised beds, things looked bleak. Five years later, I'm hooked on growing my own food and found it surprisingly easy to learn. The Growing Guide was key to my success. I literally followed every word of it, and I encourage you all to do the same, especially if you're at the beginner level of square foot gardening!

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