Sunday, July 25, 2010

Upcoming Garden Education Sessions

TVille Gardeners,

The garden is looking great. Members are doing a great job maintaining their beds and the garden as a whole! We would just like to take a minute and remind you of the upcoming education sessions. Let us know if you have any questions!

August 4th at 6pm

How to Identity a Weed and How to Prevent

The UCONN Master gardeners will also be there to help answer questions about your beds.

See you there!

Questions? Please send an email to

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2010 Garden Education Sessions


I just want to take a minute to give you the schedule for the remaining garden education sessions. These education sessions are brought to us by the UCONN Master Gardeners and are a very valuable resource and I strongly encourage you to take advantage of them.


Write these dates in your calendar, outlook or paper, whatever you prefer...




Date Time Topic Instructor

7/11/10 @ 4PM - Learn all about Composting/ Bed grading Marty S

7/21/10 @ 6 PM - Good bugs/Bad bugs; Signs of Summer Stress Trish S

7/25/10 @ 4 PM - Bed grading/Garden walk-throughs with Master Gardeners

8/04/10 @ 6 PM - How to Identity a Weed and How to Prevent them Cathy T

8/08/10 @ 4 PM - Bed grading/Garden walk-throughs with Master Gardeners

8/18/10 @ 6 PM - Learn How to Harvest, Store and Use Your Vegetables Dan G

8/22/10 @ 4 PM - Bed grading/Garden walk-throughs with Master Gardeners

9/01/10 @ 6 PM - Saving Money in the Garden; Planning a Fall Garden Trish S

9/05/10 @ 4 PM - Bed grading/Garden walk-throughs with Master Gardeners

9/15/10 @ 6 PM - Recipe Exchange with garden members

9/19/10 @ 4 PM - Garden walk-throughs and First Annual Gardener Potluck Dinner

9/29/10 @ 6 PM - How to Save Your Seeds Laura C

10/3/10 @ 4 PM - How to Extend the Season with Cold Frames Trish S

Monday, May 24, 2010

Planting Day 2010

Thanks to all who participated during the Thompsonville Community Garden 2010 planting day! Many members planted a variety of vegetables in their beds. Many thanks to Trish and Gina for picking up the plants from the Growth Company. During the planting day activities members weeded and planted vegetables in their beds, cleaned up flower beds, and started to clean up the compost bins.

Check out the pics!

Cleaning up the flower garden

Many seeds for the garden

Many good-looking garden beds!

Starting the growing season off right!

And, if members haven't planted yet there are a few plants left by the sign that they can add to their plots.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Planting Day is this Saturday!


The Thompsonville Community Garden will hold its annual planting day this Saturday, May 22nd, starting at 10am. We will have plants (tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, etc) for members to plant in their beds.

If you would like to purchase your own plants we recommend The Growth Company here in Enfield. For more information about the Growth Company visit

If you are purchasing your own plants remember these valuable tips:

  • Don't plant vegetables that will take over your plot or grow wildly outside your bed. Cucumbers are manageable, pumpkins are not
  • Be careful about planting too much in your bed. Remember, plants grow, and if you plant too much the individual plants will not have space to grow and breath.
  • Avoid planting tall plants that will shade other beds.
  • Purchase from local nurseries, as the chance for buying infected plants is less.

We will be collecting the $20 fee from members who have not yet paid.

Also on Saturday, UCONN Master Gardeners will be there to aid you with any questions you may have!

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

What Lies Beneath!

While Micah Burnside was cleaning up his bed he came across several tough roots. Here is Micah with one of the many 3 foot roots that he removed from his bed! Great job Micah!

Gardeners, don't forget, Planting Day is May 22nd!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2010 Spring Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, May 1st the Thompsonville Community Garden held its annual spring clean up. Members cleaned up their beds, organized the shed, cleaned up flower beds and performed a number of other tasks. Check out the pictures!

Turning over the soil and adding some compost!

Clean beds, seeded and ready to go.

Volunteers cleaning out a flower garden. They found 10 bucks when they cleaned this bed!

Where should we put the bulletin board?

What to do with all this mint?

Planting Day is Coming Up!

The Thompsonville Community Garden is pleased to announce our annual planting day. This year planting day will be held Saturday, May 22nd starting at 10am. The Thompsonville Community Garden Association will provide plants for members to grow in their beds including tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and a variety of herbs. UCONN Master Gardeners will be there to aid members and teach them about proper gardening techniques!

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

2010 Growing Season Kickoff Meeting!


Yes, it is that time of year again, the Thompsonville Community Garden is gearing up for the 2010 growing season! To kick off the 2010 season we will be holding our annual planning meeting on Thursday April 1st, 2010 at 6pm in the Enfield Room of Enfield Town Hall.

News and Notes

  • Marty and Trish from the UCONN Master Gardner Program will be helping us again this year providing training and tips to help us become better gardeners.

  • Michelle Barboza has graciously volunteered to by the Thompsonville Community Garden Treasurer for the 2010 season, Thanks Michelle!

  • For the 2010 season there will be a $20 fee associated with having a plot. This fee is needed to cover costs including paying our water bill, buying supplies and plants, and creating a reserve fund for future large projects. Last season the average tomato plant produced over 40 dollars in tomatoes alone. Your 20 dollar fee will produce ten times its value in vegetables in your plot. Payment plans are available for those interested.

If you are still interested in your plot please let us know ASAP. As with previous years we have a growing wait list and we would like to get as many as those people plots as possible.

We look forward to seeing you on April 1st at 6pm in the Enfield Room of Enfield Town Hall. This is our community garden and the only way to make it grow and succeed is with your input and help.