Sunday, March 5, 2017

Overview

Click on the above links for Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables for detailed information on plantings in the Edibles Garden.

The Edibles Garden includes raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, berry bushes, an herb garden, and a composting demonstration area.   In addition to 12 raised beds, the garden contains a square foot garden demonstration bed, an accessibility raised bed, and a cold frame used for “hardening” seedlings in Spring.  

A variety of annual vegetables are planted in the beds each year, with the aim of show-casing good-tasting varieties that grow well in Dane County and the surrounding area.  One of the raised beds was devoted to edible flowers in 2017.  Ulrike Dieterle, a member of the Edibles Garden team, held a straw bale gardening workshop for Master Gardeners in May 2017.  Excess produce is contributed to local food pantries.  Herbs are planted in an herb spiral, in addition to bronze fennel planted along the foundation.  Fruit trees and berry bushes in the garden include 3 apple trees, and a black currant, aronia and goumi bush.  

Valerie Kozel is the leader of the Edibles Garden team in 2017.  Edibles Garden team members in 2017 include:

Lynn Bartling 1st year
Dayna Dalton 2nd year
Ulrike Dieterle 2nd year
Ann Fuhrman 1st year
Susie Herlache 2nd year
Colleen Levitsky 1st year
Tim McClain 1st year
Jamie Murray-Branch 2nd year
Micah Powers 1st year
John Siggelkow 1st year
Denise West 1st year