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Workday July 22, 2017

Happy, hardworking Volunteers in the Westbury Community Garden Butterfly Beds at the end of the long summer workday. ( L-R: back row,  Amelia Goldberg, Becky Stemper; front row: Kat Elder. Steve Goldberg, Wayne Slaikeu) Virginia Livingston ( not pictured) was working in vacant beds.  

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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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Cucumber Beetles

This garden pest, the Spotted Cucumber Beetle, has been seen at Westbury Community Garden beginning in May. We also may see the smaller Striped Cucumber Beetle and Green Banded Cucumber Beetle. All three of these have small black heads. They are evasive and hard to catch/kill, as they fly off quickly. Their eggs are yellow, oval and […]

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