Compost Drop-Off and Garden Tour Day

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Adam Brockman

Mar 27, 2012, 3:12:45 AM3/27/12
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Hi everyone! The work party at Elmira's today went wonderfully.
About eight people showed up, and we spent the afternoon weeding,
double-digging, tidying up the growing beds, chasing chickens, and
soaking up the sunshine together. As usual, it was great fun spending
time in the garden with fellow Occupiers, and we got quite a bit

This Friday, March 30th, I am going to have all-day access to a rental
pick-up truck. I'm using the truck until 3 PM to pick up supplies for
an indoor grey-water system/art installation that I and some friends
are building at PSU, and after that I'll be able to use it to drop off
compost at any of our garden sites. This will likely be the day that
I visit the three gardens we haven't assessed yet, including the
Shire, and I'll have compost with me when I visit to drop off at each
site. If anyone wants to be a part of this endeavor, there's going to
be a lot of driving around and some labor shoveling the compost into
and out of the truck, and the whole adventure may take several hours,
but it will be a lot of fun, and the perfect opportunity to take a
tour of many of our wonderful Occupy Portland Gardens!

There's also supposed to be a work party on Friday, and there will be
more to come on the location and details of that event.

Thanks everyone!


Sprout Seeds

Mar 27, 2012, 11:23:49 AM3/27/12
Do you have all the compost you need? I still have a source of beautifully composted alpaca manure out in Damascus. A bit of a drive, but it's made for the best soil I've ever used.


Mar 27, 2012, 12:00:13 PM3/27/12
Oooh Sprout, alpaca poo is the BEST! That's how my asparagus crowns got so big...;) I'm gonna keep that in mind for later, I've already just planted up my small things (lettuce, spinach, carrots, etc) so can't top dress just now, boo. (They need to sprout yet or I totally would snag some from your source any way I could:). But good to know!

Rock on everyone, love seeing all this gardening happening,

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rowan kimsey

Mar 27, 2012, 2:03:54 PM3/27/12
I definitely think it is a good idea to keep the alpaca poo on our radar. We have a lot to distribute now but I'm sure in the future we will need more.

Here is my compost/work party fantasy...

We have enough volunteers to have a couple of people at each compost drop site and one or 2 people to ride along in the truck to help load and unload.

I have an idea of how we could keep our folks without computers or phones in the garden loop. We can put info on the board at the office and direct folks to meet in a centralized location depending on what part of the city we are working in, SE or NE etc. We can then have a point person meet at that location with bus tickets or rides to our garden site. That is one possibility anyway.

Also I think the more often people participate, the more they will just know where we will be based on the information posted at the office.

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