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  • 1.  Community Chat 5/18: Summer Garden Maintenance

    COMMUNITY MANAGER
    Posted 05-17-2022 08:51:00 AM
    Join us for the next Community Chat tomorrow 5/18 at 3PM ET to discuss garden maintenance for youth programs that take a break during the summer! Ask your questions, share ideas, or just listen and learn. Topics can include volunteer support, efficient watering, soil health, and anything else you'd like to discuss. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome!

    Learn more about this Community Chat or register here.

    This Chat will be recorded and shared!





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    Amelia Dupuis
    Kids Garden Community Manager
    KidsGardening
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  • 2.  RE: Community Chat 5/18: Summer Garden Maintenance

    COMMUNITY MANAGER
    Posted 05-20-2022 11:34:00 AM
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    Another great Community Chat this week! Thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who submitted questions. The recording of the Chat is attached and time stamps included below. 

    What questions or ideas do you have about summer garden maintenance? Drop a reply!

    Also, for those interested in drip irrigation, check out this webinar training from the School Garden Support Organization Network: https://www.sgsonetwork.org/drip-irrigation-training/.


    Community Chat Recording Time Stamps
    6:10 - Who takes care of a garden during the summer?
    16:00 - Low maintenance crops and fall harvest crops
    19:30 - Tips for managing weeds
    26:10 - Tools and tips for watering
    35:50 - Additional weed control tips ("filler" plants for a full garden)
    40:15 - Ideas to involve youth in the garden during the summer
    49:50 - Tools for summer gardening and considerations for shade

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    Amelia Dupuis
    Kids Garden Community Manager
    KidsGardening
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