June 6, 2017

Still no service from City of St. Louis Park. Stump is still there; garbage not being picked up; no finished compost delivered; the compost bin is overflowing.

I do not think it is the gardeners that are adding the buckthorn to the compost bin.

June 1, 2017

I’ve been doing a lot of cleanup: Cutting and pulling weeds. I have a new weed cutting tool. Unfortunately, it is not possible to get between the narrow rows: I need room to swing the tool.

$16.99 at Menards

After weed pulling and trimming. I routinely keep the culvert clear to help minimize flooding. A lot of vegetation grows there.

A new addition to the trash near the bins are chunks of asphalt. The asphalt is common in this community garden; it’s just below the soil in many places. I’ve encountered it during fence installation.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with asphalt we dig up?




May 29, 2017

Gardeners still piling garbage next to bins.

A lot of recyclable material being added to garbage. That plastic and cardboard – recycle it. Save space in the garbage can for actual garbage.

Note that there’s a recycle bin in the playground nearby.

Vegetable Gardening Class

Hello, all!

I have a great opportunity for all of you.  There will be a free class on vegetable gardening that you can attend.  Click the link here to access information about it.  https://www.stlouispark.org/adult-programs/basic-vegetable-gardening-class.html.  The classes are presentations and hands-on demonstrations, including how to start, design, plant, and maintain your garden, info on popular vegetables and how to harvest your bounty.

While the class is free, registration is required.  You can register online.

Happy gardening!

Thank you,
Jean Zimmerman