Do It Yourself Gardening... With Some Help

Now that the snow is finally melting and the sun is shining a little warmer every day, many of Charlottesville's green thumbed foodies are itching to get planting and to watch their spring garden take root. For those of us that may have the desire but need a bit of help getting started, no fear: this food-conscious town has given birth to not one but two organizations specifically designed to help us Charlottesville residents realize our small scale agrarian dreams.

According to their website, Blue Ridge Backyard Harvest "offers complete garden consultation, design, installation, four-season maintenance, education, and more." They can help install that garden you've always wanted, and even delve further into chicken keeping, mushroom cultivation, rain barrel installation, and the like.

Similarly, C'ville Foodscapes "designs, installs, and maintains food-producing gardens in Charlottesville, Virginia." Join them for their official launch party at Random Row Bookstore this Sunday, March 7th from 2-5pm. The gathering will feature a seed swap, raffle, garden crafts, live music, and of course food.

Bravo to Blue Ridge Backyard Harvest and C'ville Foodscapes -- I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labors!

1 comment:

  1. Also check out The English Gardener at www.sarah-the-english-gardener.com. She designs and installs veg plots, perennial borders/beds,etc.