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VegOut! Westbury

Take the 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge! March is National Nutrition Month. Please join Westbury Community Garden in taking the VegOut! 30 Days in 30 Ways Challenge. We all need more veggies in our lives! Sign up online at vegoutwithrfs.org or get the free phone app from Recipe For Success. There is also a […]

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Starting the Spring Garden

Thinking about your spring garden? Here is a check list. Winter plants removed. Weeds removed. Soil loosened to aerate it.  Don’t plant into hard compacted soil. Microlife fertilizer worked in.  Maybe a bag of composted manure will help. Soil raked smooth and well watered. Garden plan drawn on paper. Markers for seed rows and plants. […]

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Using the Gas Powered Tools:  Get Exercise!

We encourage garden members to learn to use the gas powered tools to do common maintenance jobs around the garden.  We have a Stihl Trimmer and a Stihl Edger.  The trimmer is used often in trimming around fruit trees, sheds, and along the butterfly garden as well as any other place a mower can’t reach.  The […]

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Winter Harvest

Lookie, Lookie!  Check out the fall and winter bounty at Westbury Community Garden. Kat Elder harvested turnips, onions, Mizuna mustard, Cressida cress, bok choy, lettuces, Tuscan and Red Russian kales, Bright Lights chard, cilantro, eggplant, radishes, snap peas, black beans, thyme and  dill with beautiful Zinnias and Rudbeckia for the table. There are a few garden […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the day that kicks off the charitable giving season. As you consider where to place your charitable gifts this year, Think Local — Think Westbury. Westbury Area Improvement Corp. is the non-profit parent of Westbury Community Garden. Won’t you consider a donation to support the operation and improvement of Westbury Community Garden […]

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Purple Martins

On a nippy, very windy Saturday, February 7, 2016, a dedicated group of Purple Martin landlords readied the four houses for spring arrival. Six gardeners (Bob Cook, Wayne Slaikeu, Dawn Asher, Ross Asher, Kat Elder and Becky Stemper) were joined by two Volunteer Houston volunteers, Patricia and Emily Tucker. Together we dropped the houses, cleaned them, prepped […]

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For the Love of Loofahs!

I have purchased an occasional loofah at the health food store and I always thought it was a sort of coral or sea anemone. But thanks to Nancy Ehrlich’s latest garden adventure, I now know the loofah is a member of the cucumber family. And it is currently growing on a vigorous tropical vine with […]

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