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Compostville 3.0 is underway!

The third iteration of Compostville is online and soon will be accepting gardeners’ food scraps! The short videos below demonstrate the system …

First Major Planting Complete

We’ve planted seeds and some seedlings that don’t require consistently warm soil and sun: beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chard, cilantro, kale, …

Early garden food

Most of our garden crops are barely peeking out of the ground—tiny peas vines, baby bean plants, onion seedlings, and lovely little …

Sunday in the Dirt

Our first big garden work party of the season! It was a gorgeous sunny day, so comfortable for gardening. We knocked off …

Compostville 3.0

Have you seen Compostville lately? It’s another area of the Garden at 485 Elm, transformed. Did you know that food makes up …

Planting Garlic

On a Saturday in late October, we began planting garlic seed at eight in the morning. We had stay ahead of incoming …

Growing to Give

Every season, we donate fresh, organic food grown right here in The Garden at 485 Elm to local organizations that feed community …

Discoveries Along the River

On a beautiful September evening, naturalist Ned Swanberg led gardeners and visitors through the diverse life along the North Branch, where the …