The first two weeks of the Downtown Farmer’s Market are in the books. I have enjoyed interacting with the diverse downtown crowd who are very interested in the environment and gardening. Bat houses, produce harvest baskets, bird feeders and horseradish plants have been popular and the compost bins have been very well received.
I spent Father’s Day morning over at a friend’s house working on a backyard reclamation project. I pulled a lot of weeds, removed ivy and made simple borders out of old chimney bricks and decorative rocks. I also placed some flagstone pavers down a slippery slope which turned out nice. The only cost to the homeowner was labor for this part of the project.
I have been teaching at the Westlake summer school program a couple of hours a day, three days a week. Last week was teaching the kids all about composting and today we went into the garden and educated them about the plants and their uses.
I will be working hard the rest of the week to replenish the items that sold over the weekend. I delivered a two bin compost system on my way home from the market Saturday and today I built two bins for a woman in Park City which I will deliver Wednesday.
I also need to build a few harvest baskets which I make out of hardwood and hardware cloth. The baskets make it easy to wash your home produce before bringing it into the house. They also make nice counter top fruit baskets.
The smaller baskets are great for collecting the backyard eggs.
It looks like summer will only get busier so there should be a lot to blog about. Stay tuned.