Tuesday, September 28, 2010

meeting Wednesday!

Hello everybody! 

We're actually going to garden this week! Our native plant garden needs some love, so we're going to go weed, maybe plant a few additions, and hopefully pour tumbled glass in an eroded area to make it nice again! The weather will be beautiful, so hopefully you can come help out! 

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday, 9/29/10, 5-6 PM
where: native plant garden, behind CS5 near Waller Creek, map: http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/cs5.html(garden is located right where the arrow is pointing, on the northeast side)
Community Garden update
Soil samples of the site have been taken, and within the next few days results should be in. If all is well, our next big workday is right around the corner! 

CEC General Meeting
We won't be having an official gardening meeting during the general meeting time this week, but as always, you're welcome to come and join in on the discussion. 
what: UT Campus Environmental Center General Meeting
when: Wednesday, 9/29/10, 7-9 PM
where: PAR 203

Have a great week! 

Monday, September 20, 2010


pigeonberry at our native plant garden

Community Garden Update
-Soil test is pending...hopefully results will be in soon, and they'll be good! Then we can get to work building the garden! 
-Trees on the community garden site: All trees have been removed except one. Evidently they were all slated for removal since UT acquired the property. Since the crew was already on site for the removal of 2 trees (one dead, one invasive), they finished the job. The trees were classified as unstable after the drought. While it's sad that we've lost these trees (and the lovely shade they provided), making the best of the situation, we now have more room to plant fruit trees! Any particular requests? Leave a comment! 

Weekly Meeting
If you'd like more information on the community garden, be sure to come by our committee meeting this week. 

what: Campus Environmental Center General Meeting + Committee Meetings
when: Wednesday, 9/22/10, 7-9 PM [7 PM General Meeting, 8 PM Committees]

If you can't wait to start actually gardening, we will be very soon! In addition to all the community garden stuff, we're planning on having a Longhorn ReLeaf tree planting this Fall on campus. Also, we'll be working on our native plant garden in the coming weeks.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Community Garden Workday #1

Thanks to everyone who came out today! We successfully cleaned up our garden site of lots of interesting debris. {Any artists out there? You're welcome to make an art piece out of what we've found!} Once we get the results of the soil test for the site, we'll proceed to workday #2, where we'll be building raised beds, laying out pathways, building compost bins, and distributing soil. Stay tuned for more info!

A big thanks to Jim Walker, UT's Sustainability Director,  and Don Havins, from UT Construction Services,  for all their help! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

first community garden workday!

We're having our first workday for the UT Community Garden this Sunday! We'll primarily be building frames for our raised planting beds. Bring tools (especially hammers) if you can! 

what: first workday for UT Community Garden
when: this Sunday, 9/12/10, 9 AM-Noon
where: our garden site, 2108 Concho St., map: http://tinyurl.com/conchogardensite
The site is easily accessible by the UT East Campus bus. You can also bike, and carpooling is an option as well. If you need a ride, email gardening@utenvironment.org

Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/utcommunitygarden

See ya Sunday! 
As always, if you're interested in getting a plot as an individual or for a student organization, or if you have any ideas for the garden, email gardening@utenvironment.org