__EDIT__ Due to the large rainfall, we’ve moved this event to a drier day, to give the garden plot a chance to dry out. Hopefully by Thursday the 25th, the soil will have had a chance to firm up. The forecast for Thursday is 70 degrees and partly sunny.
<<Second planting day>> Thursday May 25th. We are running out of space, and expect to have the rest of the garden filled by the end of the hour on Thursday. Choose what you want to plant, and after you RSVP for this Meetup, please comment on what you are bringing. Let’s Meetup at 11:00, and in case of rain, check the messages section of this meetup for a follow up plan.
Gentlemen, we have rented a community garden plot for Twin Cities Dads Group to plant this year. Instead of turning up a chunk of your yard, plant the veggies you want to grow at our garden plot instead. The soil is tilled already and irrigated every week. So a huge part of the labor is taken care of already.
Our plot number is #100 at the community gardens on the north side of the MSP Airport. The land is leased by the Metropolitan Airport Commission to the city of Richfield, but it’s not inside Richfield city limits. So don’t let the Richfield Community Gardens name fool you, the plot is just south of the Crosstown on 28th Avenue. It’s South Minneapolis, not Richfield.
We have a 15×20 plot. If you want to plant and something, then the cost per Dad is $10, BUT if a good number of guys want to contribute, that cost will go down.
If you want to bring the kids out to learn about gardening, then please feel free to come to any of the Garden Meetups this season, we will make them educational and fun. If you just want to help a little bit, then there is no cost to you, but you won’t get any say on what we plant, nor any of the bounty come harvest time.
Please remember, this is for FUN and TEACHING. Everyone will be asked to share the work and share the harvest. If baseball size hail hits the garden, then we chalk it up as a learning experience. There are no guarantees. But, I think this can be a lot of fun, and a great time for the kids to get digging!