Happy Spring!

May 7, 2016

Can you believe that we were just starting to plant our first little seedlings in float beds one year ago! We did not have any towers going in the greenhouse or raised beds outside. Our tilapia fish did not make it onto the scene for many more months. Now they are huge fish! 

 

What an exciting year!

 

What's Happening at "Grow:" 

 

As any gardener would, we have jumped into the growing season with a bit of reckless abandon before the frost free date but it has just been too tempting. We have been blessed with a large number of spring break students as well as local high school students, volunteering time at Pulaski Grow.

 

 

New raised beds and a few more trellises have been added to the outdoor growing space, last year’s picnic tables have been refinished and new ones made, and float beds have been replanted for the spring and summer.

 

 

 

OUR CSA CUSTOMER BASE IS GROWING!

We are into our third CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) session serving a few more customers than before which is exciting.

 

Pulaski Marketplace Awaits!

We are in the process of moving our 20 seasonal grow towers back outdoors in preparation for the start of the Pulaski MarketPlace. If you have not marked your calendar for the MarketPlace opening day, May 17 from 4 to 8 pm, do it now so you don’t miss the fun. There will be music, food, crafts, produce and great community displays that night. Pulaski Grow will be set up with towers so that you can experience Live Sales, 

meaning the produce is growing in our towers until you cut it! This makes the produce you purchase as fresh as if you grew it yourself. We will have various greens, lettuces, and herbs available the first nights with other veggies to follow soon after.

 

We held our first MayFest at Pulaski Grow on Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. This festival featured free kids activities, face painting, glass blowing demonstrations by Ed Biggar, Kan Jam and Horseshoes pick-up games, a silent auction and tours of the greenhouse and tank area of course.  We held the 1st Annual "Grow" Olympics!

 

Tours of Pulaski Grow:

We continue to offer Second Saturday Tours every month from 10:00 am until noon with our next one on May 14th. It is a fun activity when friends and family come to visit! 

 

Learning Opportunities:

Upcoming Youth Training dates are set!

We have Basic Job Skills and Advanced Job Skills coming up this summer.

If you know any teens that could benefit from a great leg up in preparing to get a job share this information. You can email me for an application or download a copy from our website.

*Basic Job Skills (Ages 14 to 18, no prerequisites)

June Session (Monday through Friday)

June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

*Advanced Job Skills (Ages 14 to 18; prerequisite: Basic Job Skills)

July Session (Monday through Friday)

July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

* There is no fee for training but participants will be expected to give back to Pulaski Grow with volunteer work hours in the business: 25 hours for Basic Job Skills and 30 hours for Advanced Job Skills 

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3163 Greenbriar Road

Draper, VA  24324

540-922-2989

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