Bellingham Senior Center

On May 20, 2019, we held our very first hands-on workshop at the Bellingham Senior Center and Council On Aging.  We assisted with the planting of the eight raised beds they have on the property, and also taught the proper way to plant, fertilize, water, and mulch.

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Tomato planting.  Making the soil the same level as the height of the rootball ensures good ground to soil contact

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Pole beans being planted against a trellis

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Eric demonstrates how to separate crowded plants

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Cucumber planting

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Off to a good start!

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Hard at work!

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Kate hands two volunteers a flat of pole beans

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Fingerling potato bed

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Mulching helps with moisture control, and acts as a weed barrier

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Kate talks with two of the volunteers

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Get that mulch down!

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These pole beans will shade the kale as they grow, keep it cool from the summer sun

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