Category: News

Fall Cleanup (with Spring in Mind)

It’s that time of year to clean up organic detritus from planter boxes and gardens.  At the Beban Learning Gardens, that means we go into high gear making compost to nourish next spring’s plantings.  Here’s our composting approach: Chop Volunteers chop tough stems with pruning shears, piling them into buckets to take to the composter.  [Continue]

Beban Learning Gardens is growing again!

Our thanks to the volunteers from Team Home Depot for their efforts and generosity. These amazing volunteers came out to the Beban Learning Gardens bringing along their good attitudes and know-how and did a fantastic job constructing 5 new raised beds! We would also like to give our sincere thanks to Home Depot for their [Continue]

Permanent Compost Boxes in Place at Beban

Here we are heading into winter at Beban Learning Gardens!  We have just finished building 12 spacious compost boxes.  Thanks again to Sawmill Direct for helping us out with their fine cedar lumber. After Christmas we can dismantle our temporary wooden-pallet style boxes which actually served us very well.  In place of them, we hope [Continue]

There Goes the Summer…Here Comes the Fall!

Volunteers at Beban Learning Gardens had a busy time this summer. Besides the regular jobs of watering, weeding, seeding and harvesting, we managed to put together some designer herb boxes and three fine-looking picnic tables. Thanks very much to all the patrons who bought winter vegetable starters from us over the last few months. We [Continue]