- Straw Payments
- Donation Garden
- Garden Lost and Found
- To Do List
- Zucchini Time and Recipe
CURRENT NEWS:STRAW PAYMENTS
There is a new scan code in the middle shed for payments for straw. DUG created the code specifically for Rosedale. Straw bales are $10.
Produce donations will begin next week on Tuesday, August 2, from the Donation Garden and for any produce that gardeners would like to contribute. All donated produce will be collected and delivered on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
How to donate produce from your garden:
Leave produce in the storage box under the linden tree at the front of the garden
Please leave donations in the box either the night before or the morning of
Members of the donation team will collect the produce and deliver
Recipients this season are:
Kaizen Food Rescue (https://www.kaizenfoodrescue.org) and
Community Ministries Food Pantry (https://comministry-denver.org)
GARDEN LOST AND FOUND
Just a reminder to everyone to respect other garden plots and to not take anything from plots without permission. One gardener is missing their watering can and several tomato cages. Another gardener found outside produce left in their plot along with a very nice gardening tool. If you see someone you believe is not a gardener, please introduce yourself and ask if you can help. If you have young, budding gardeners with you, please make sure they don’t roam into other garden plots. Every year sees garden items go missing, almost always by accident. Please remember to respect other plots. And, if you are missing one fine looking garden tool, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN TO-DO LIST
Surprise! There’s still weeding to do. If you need to log some garden volunteer hours:
Plot E-8, front of garden, under locust tree, across from the fallow plot, east end only. There’s an orange cone in the garden to identify it. Please weed, and if possible, cover with straw to keep weeds down.
Thanks to Bill, Tim, Jeff, Ron, Ethan, Summer, and Christine who came out and helped me inspect all 6 hives back on the 16th. The great news is that the bees have been busy and the four hives that had Supers on them have already packed them about half full with honey!! This means we should be able to harvest several gallons of honey this fall. And that means every gardener (plot) should again get a small jar of honey. This is three years in a row – woo hoo! This is especially great because these four hives were new this year as ‘packages’ and typically a hive doesn’t produce enough honey to harvest until the 2nd year.
Other good news is that hive #3 accepted the new queen and is finally queen right. About time. Hopefully this hive will build up quickly and by the time fall comes around it will be strong enough to winter over. Hive 7 is also looking stronger and so we went ahead and added a Super to that hive as well.
Although we are generally past the time to be adding more Supers, my two hives at home have been producing a lot of honey, so when we inspect Sunday it may be possible that two of the hives at the garden have packed their Super full and may need a second Super. We’ll also check hive 3 to see if it is ready for an Upper Deep. So if enough people come, we should be done in about an hour. Please let me know if you can come out to help on Sunday.
We’ll plan to remove the Supers toward the end of August and then we will add mite strips as treatment. Harvesting the honey will happen at the end of Aug/early Sept – hopefully in time for the harvest Sale. More details to come.
We picked our first carrot over the weekend – oh summer!
IT’S ZUCCHINI TIME!
Hi, everyone, Priscilla here. My zucchini plant is just starting to produce, so I welcomed the extra ones that Patrick shared with me. He also shared one of his favorite ways to prepare everyone’s favorite squash—Zucchini “Not Crab” Cakes.
Essential to creating a super crispy “Not Crab” cake is to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. You can do this with a clean kitchen towel or, my favorite hack–use a potato ricer. Because, really, who rices their potatoes? You know your ricer is just hiding in the back of your cabinet. It’s worth digging it out for these. Works great on potatoes for latkes, too! What’s your favorite way to use up all that zucchini?
Zucchini “Not Crab” Cakes
3 Cups Coarsly grated zucchini or yellow squash
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Fresh bread crumbs
2 green onions, diced
1/ ½ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
½ cup Red bell pepper, diced
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons oil, for frying
1 teaspoon butter, for frying
Sprinkle zucchini with salt; let sit 15 minutes then squeeze out as much water you
can using a clean kitchen towel (or a potato ricer!). You should have
approximately 2 cups of shredded zucchini. Combine with remaining ingredients.
Form into small cakes and fry until golden.
Work Days: August 13th, Sept 17th, Oct. 15th
VOLUNTEER HOURS OPPORTUNITIES:
SIGN UP TO HELP WITH BOKASHI
All gardeners are asked to participate in one Bokashi session during the season. One of the Bokashi team will be present at each session to guide the process and answer any bokashi questions you may have. Each session takes about 45 minutes. To schedule your session:
- Sign in to the Hours site, https://www.trackitforward.com/site/rosedale-community-garden
- Click on the Events Sign Up tab in the top menu,
- Search through the listed Bokashi dates(it’s every Saturday)
- Click the Bokashi date that fits your schedule.
- Click on the orange Sign Up box on the right hand side and sign up.
Bee Hives contact: Brad Volin at email@example.com
Perennial Team & Herb Garden contact: Sarah Muntz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership and website contact: Priscilla at email@example.com
Leadership Contacts: Leadership@rosedalegarden.org (Priscilla, Cindy, Sarah, Liz)Plots@rosedalegarden.org (Priscilla)News@rosedalegarden.org (Send your updates for the Monday News Email)Accounts@rosedalegarden.org (Jackie)
Mailing Address: Rosedale Community Garden PO Box 415 Englewood, Co 80151-0415Visit us on the web at: www.rosedalegarden.org
If you have questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosedale Community Garden | PO Box 415 | Englewood | CO | 80151-0415