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Seed Starting Seminar @ DPL


March 6 Community Garden Opening Meeting

winter is deadCommunity Garden Opening Meeting
Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 2-4 pm
Durham Town Hall
This meeting is mandatory if you plan to garden at Wagon Hill for the 2016 season.
Send your gardening partner if you can’t be there. 
If you know now that you are NOT planning to garden next season, please send Kay Morgan an email. 
Two changes for next season:  
  1. We purchased & stored 2000 wooden tongue depressors in the shed. Plastic plant markers (which are often left behind in the garden or placed in the compost piles) will not be allowed. Use the bio-degradable wood.
  2. We are not placing a large order for sweet potatoes. Most of us had significant vole/mole/mouse damage to sweet potatoes last year.  We are trying to interrupt the cycle of having such well-fed critters in the garden.  You may still plant them, but you will have to order your own.

Finally, we want to notify you of a couple of local educational opportunities:

  • Durham Agriculture Commission is sponsoring “Seed Starting” at the Durham Public Library March 9, 7 pm. Presenter is Jeremy DeLisle from UNH Cooperative Extension in Goffstown.
  • Kittery, ME —-Adult Education at Traip High School, Kittery, ME  “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” sponsored by MOFGA (the Maine Organic Farm and Gardening Association), Thursday evening April 14, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $10 registration plus $5 material fee to be paid to presenters.  Contact Kittery Adult Education to register at 207-439-5896

The Garden at Rest….Almost


WHF CG-2 This aerial photo of the Wagon Hill Community Garden shows how neat and well managed the garden is.  Even the Heritage Plots, always a bit disheveled, look organized at this distance.  Up close the garden has a strangely tropical look with the kale plants pretending to be palm trees.  There is still food in the garden even at this late date: kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, even a few herbs scattered here and there.  And,  there are new shoots of garlic coming up, a reminder that underneath all that mulch and dark soil, spring is waiting.



Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 – Garden Closing

The gardening season will close this coming Sunday, November 1st  with our final Wagon Hill garden work day from 1 – 4. Rain date, if we should need it, will be Saturday, November 7th from 1 – 4.

By 4 p.m. on Sunday, your garden should be:

  • weed free
  • topped off with dirt
  • covered with straw

Growing kale and other crops that have survived the cold nights so far?

  • leave them in place and continue to harvest
  • remove them before real winter arrives

Garden-wide chores to complete:

  • turn the compost piles
  • leave the compost areas in good shape for the winter

Join us at 2:00 p.m. when we will:

  • present the Golden Gloves award for service to the Garden
  • offer suggestions for changes to the garden for next year
  • share our intentions to return to the garden next season

Garden Work Day THIS SATURDAY!

Our next work day is this Saturday from 9-12 at Wagon Hill Community Garden. We will work on the compost areas.

Let’s get ready for winter!


NEW Picnic Table Talk: Oil & Viniger Pairings

Monday, June 29 @ 6 – 7 pm

Location: Wagon Hill Community Garden

Please join us for the first Picnic Table Talk from 6-7 pm on Monday, June 29. Our own gardener, Howie Coffey will teach us about Oil and Vinegar pairings for Fruits and Vegetables. If you’re looking for some new ideas to spice up your lettuce, kale and other vegetables as they come along, this is the talk for you!!!

Hope to see you Monday night.

Happy gardening,

Kay Morgan, Membership Coordinator

Pollinator Appreciation Day and Twilight Meeting

UNH Cooperative Extension Presents:

Pollinator Appreciation Day and Twilight Meeting
(Wednesday 06/17/2015 – 01:00 PM07:30 PM)

  • Pollinator open house from 1 to 3 pm
  • Research field day from 3 to 5:30 pm
  • Twilight Meeting from 5:30 to 7:30.

For more details, click here.


  • Woodman Horticultural Farm at UNH – , Durham NH 03824 View Map

Sponsored by:

UNH Cooperative Extension, and the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.

For more information:

Call 603-862-3200