How to Grow Raspberries & Blueberries mini-lesson – will give away 6 raspberry plants to FOSI members.
Sunday, April 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Friends’ Garden Team has the following events planned for this spring, all at the Three Sisters Garden on Sundays from 2-4 pm in an Open House format:
April 18 – How to Grow Raspberries & Blueberries mini-lesson – will give away 6 raspberry plants to FOSI members.
May 9 – Growing Potatoes – bring a potato with eyes to plant! – we’ll show you how it’s done.
May 16 – Strawberries! – we’ll be reading a Native American story about strawberries & giving away strawberry plants to FOSI members. We’ll teach you how to grow them in your garden.
May 30 – Three Sisters Circles – we’ll be planting corn, beans & squash & giving away seeds
Accomplishments of the Friends’ Garden Team include:
Planted 2,400 stems of American Beach grass in the dunes on April 2 and 3 this year, in addition to the 3,600 stems planted over Thanksgiving in 2020.
Got a grant from OneTreePlanted for $1500 to buy 125 native trees & shrubs, which will be planted on April 23 and 24 – help appreciated! Contact email@example.com to sign up. Pamela Nobumoto, one of our UConn Master Gardener volunteers, did the legwork to obtain the grant.
Cleared vines from the dunes in front of the West Beach bath house, working for four sessions with 8 people, 64 man-hours of hard work!
Twelve hours was donated by FOSI Boarad member Chris Swan to repair and replace split rails and framing for the sign at our Three Sisters Garden. Here’s a photo showing his work (can be sent full resolution if needed):
June 5 – CT Trails Day events will include a Kayak Tour of the salt marsh behind the park, as well as a gander along the 1.25 mile beach front on Saturday, June 5 from 8 am to 12 noon.