If you have ever wondered how to make compost, come to the Home Grown Garden this Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 am to learn how. Master Gardeners, Len and Esther Pardue, will give a 30 minute demonstration on building and maintaining a compost pile, and will provide you with a handout and answer your questions. Fall is the perfect time to start a compost pile when there is an abundance of leaves and there are still grass clippings from your yard.
The rain last Saturday put us behind on our garden chores, so come at 9:00 am and stay until 11:00 am to help pick the few remaining vegetables, protect the irrigation system with cardboard and wood chips, and spread manure on the planting rows. We will need help through the end of October to get the garden ready for the winter.
Directions to the Home Grown Garden at the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families
From Asheville, take I-40 East to Exit 59, Swannanoa. Turn left at the traffic light, and then right at the next light onto Highway 70. At the next traffic light turn left onto Whitson Ave and then right at the stop sign onto Old US 70. Follow this road for almost 2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Look for the Garden sign before you get to the main entrance of the Home and turn right into the lower fields area near the stone silo.
Reminder: There are no restrooms at the garden.