Thursday, May 21, 2015

Garden Shirts $5

We are selling our shirts to close out for the year! Minimum $5 donation for all garden shirts designed by Harris Students and Teachers. 

Checks payable to Harris Middle School. Please email lwindw@neisd.net to arrange pick up of your shirt(s).



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Harris to Host Greenhouse GRAND Opening

We will have a Grand Opening to showcase our beautiful greenhouse this Thursday at 4:15pm! RSVP to lwindw@neisd.net if you can attend!

Details attached on flier.
linked here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Summer crops maintenance needed

 

Each summer, the garden searches for volunteers to help maintain the Harris Garden. I can’t believe it is that time again!


Because we have drip irrigation being installed, things will be much easier to manage, but we will still need some people to come harvest vegetables, water plants in the greenhouse, and check to see that things are being properly irrigated and just to keep extra eyes on the place when there is little activity. It is a great way to get some free delicious organic tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and green beans.

 

It will be used for various classes throughout the summer, and we hope to maintain it as best as we can so we don’t return to a jungle for the kids and I to have to rebuild again.

 

If you’re able to even help for one day this summer, email me and I will add you to the calendar and update it as I get volunteers. We need help starting in June all the way through August. The calendar is located here:

http://www.harriscommunitygarden.com/2015/03/calendar-of-events.html.

 

If you don’t know much about gardening, that is OK. We can teach you. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

HCG Needs Volunteers to Weed and Spread Mulch

Harris Community Garden is looking for volunteers to spread mulch and remove unwanted grass from the teaching beds.

Please contact lwindw@neisd.net if you can help at your convenience!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

HCG is a Certified Monarch Waystation!

The Harris Community Garden is proud to announce that it is a Certified Monarch Waystation. 

"Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world."


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Volunteers Needed to Spread Mulch and De-Weed Beds

Parents and community members,

We need your help spreading mulch in the garden and de-weeding some flower beds. All the rain is such a blessing, but the weeds are coming back with a  vengeance. If you can help at any time that is convenient for you, please email lwindw@neisd.net.

Also, we are in need of small planting containers (4 inch plastic pots).. LOTS of them.. if you know of anyone that has any or are willing to ask companies for donations, please contact us!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Thank you to San Antonio Fire Department, Engine 19!


We could not be more grateful for the volunteerism displayed by Mr. Davila and his team! They spent a considerable amount of time assembling two 80 gallon composters for us, transporting them to the school, and then came up to our school to make sure they were positioned perfectly in the garden.

Enjoy some photos of this huge task they completed for our students!