2016-06-21 River Walk Ned holds plant with spider eggs.46

Living with the River

On a beautiful Tuesday evening, naturalist and gardener at 485 Elm Ned Swanberg led a group along the river. Ned’s presentation, “Living …

2016-06-11 John & Ned assemble new garden beds.31

People transform a garden

On June 11, we built garden beds, installed tomato structures, and planted tomatoes, greens, and other crops.           …

2016-06-07 Beneficial spotted ladybeetle.25

Our Frenemies in the Garden

On a cool evening, our garden coordinator Cindy led a guided tour of the garden’s bugs. We coexist with beneficial bugs. We …

2016 Pollinator collage

Beyond the garden fence: Pollinators

The Garden at 485 Elm intentionally attracts pollinators like bees. It’s good for our crops that require pollination, but it’s also critical …

2016-05-29 Maya in trough, Ella in garden.31

Epic Memorial Day Workdays

It was hot. And the garden rocked. I was pleasantly surprised that when you come to workdays, you sometimes get to decide …

2016-05-21 Noah & Sophie plant Walla Walla onions.06

Planting alliums, a/k/a onions

As always happens when gardeners get together here, magic happened. Well, the magic of hard work plus the natural environment. Saturday’s workday …