Posted in March 2012

Ringing in the Spring

Ringing in the Spring

On the cusp of the season’s change, here in the Helping Hands Garden we’ve begun to plant our summer’s crop. To start off we tilled each of our prospective beds. Tilling the soil helps mix and loosen it to offer better irrigation and capture more nutrients. After tilling the beds, we kicked off the new … Continue reading

Squirrel-Proofing a Nursery

Squirrel-Proofing a Nursery

Our garden’s nursery has been used as a safe house for sprouting seeds until they are ready to be put into the earth. This nursery is a simple structure consisting of shelves where our seed trays and small pots are placed and walls of green netting to sooth the harsh sunlight as it enters. Unfortunately, the stapled green … Continue reading

Strawberry Fields L’olam Vaed

Strawberry Fields L’olam Vaed

In the ongoing battle with gofers, squirrels and garden pests, the JENE fellows have taken a stand. Just in time for spring, we created an (fingers crossed) impenetrable barrier between our strawberries and the gofers. We built a strawberry mound complete with chicken wire fencing surrounding and beneath the mound, a removable gate and automated … Continue reading

Making Your Own Figure Four Snare

Making Your Own Figure Four Snare

Last week was busy  for the JENE fellows. Each of us was asked to complete a special project to learn a new wilderness survival skill. Carly split a log and turned it into a stove, Lila made an outdoor refrigerator using clay pots and sand to create evaporative cooling. Aryeh built a Pepsi can stove. … Continue reading