Wrapping up 2011

There's much to update you on with Seaboard Jardin Maravilloso, and I thought it appropriate to do so before we ring in 2012. Back in October, we celebrated Make a Difference Day (see previous post for details) and were able to get some winter produce going, as well as develop a few new raised beds, add some beautiful flower beds, and clean up remenants of summer growing. Here's a great group pic, but check out the slideshow to the right, or facebook, for more pictures.

We also welcomed the Vivendo Mejor (or "Living Better") students from La Puerta de Esperanza out to enjoy a Halloween picnic. We got a scarecrow up, and some cute kiddos helped up get some watering done. (More pics on facebook!) We look forward to more time in the garden with these wonderful ladies in the spring.

More recently, we received a wonderful gift of $2000 in the form of a grant from Palmetto Pride! This was BIG news and we are thankful for the help of our wonderful elected officials Ms. Edith Childs and Ms. Betty Boles for their support of our grant application. Grant money will go toward some great garden development and beautification projects including the addition of a shed, benches, a picnic table, and trash can, as well as wheel barrels, a water collection system, irrigation system supplies and various other garden needs. We'll need your help setting all these great new items up, so keep an eye out for blog posts, email or facebook announcements!

Finally, just in time for Christmas, Park Seed provided Jardin Maravilloso, as well as several other wonderful community gardens throughout Greenwood, with a LARGE donation of bulbs! Since we need to get them in the ground ASAP, we have scheduled the bulb planting at Jardin Maravilloso for Saturday, January 7th from 9a-noon. If you haven’t been there before, the garden is located at approx. 504 Seaboard Avenue, not far from Uptown. We have A TON of bulbs, so the more help the better! If you are able, please bring hand tools, gloves and (if you have one) a "kneeling cushion" to save those knees! We are also welcoming donations of pine straw to mulch over these bulbs!
In addition, on Tuesday, January 10th from 10-noon, we’ll be finishing up any bulb planting with some of the elementary students from La Puerta de Esperanza while they're out of school. If you are interested in coming that morning and and overseeing our gardeners-in-training, we would certainly appreciate the help. As always, for more information, please email us at jardinmaravilloso@gmail.com.

We’re so excited about all that’s going on with Jardin Maravilloso and look forward to seeing you in the New Year! Thank you for your continued support!

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