The 5 Town Friends of the Arts, a Bristol-based nonprofit that seeks to support and facilitate the appreciation of arts in our region, has generously awarded the Hub a grant to support the Hub Indoor Art Project and Healthy Futures Outdoor Art Initiative!
This amazing grant will facilitate the painting of two new murals at the Hub – one on our expanse of new sheetrock on the interior west wall of the Hub, and one on the back of the half-pipe creating a sign for the Hub’s garden. Continue reading “Thanks to the 5TFA!”
The ground may not quite be frozen, the snow not quite yet a-fallin’, but it is still wintertime, which means planning time for the garden. Weeds have been pulled and the kale still looks good – feel free to stop by with your teen to grab a leaf or two.
The Hub’s soil tests are back from the UVM extension with pleasant results. The soil is rich in nutrients, and should only need a little bit of nitrogen this year to get it in tip-top shape.
The south end of the garden has excessive phosphorus levels, so we’re looking at putting some soybeans, edamame, and a three-sisters garden (corn, pole beans, and winter squash, plus potatoes) in that end — all of these plants love a little extra phosphorus and are great nitrogen fixers.
Check out our full first-draft garden plan, and please feel free to send along any helpful tips for the layout, comments, or suggestions! So far the garden plan includes 35 different kinds of vegetables, squashes, and melons, plus a plethora of herbs, edible flowers, and pest-repellent blooms.
We are teaming up with SunCommon, a mission-driven solar energy company based out of Waterbury Center, to learn more about the clean energy future. You and your parents are invited to the workshop to make the decision to go solar together as a family. Everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a safer world- and clean energy is where that starts. SunCommon has made it easy and affordable for all Vermonters to go solar, and that’s what R.J. Adler, SunCommon’s Addison County Community Organizer, will tell you more about during the workshop. You can play a big part in helping your family save money and go solar!