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Visit a Garden Labyrinth at MOFGA


September 20, 2018

In 2014, volunteers created a perennial garden labyrinth in MOFGA’s south orchard during Farm & Homestead Day. The ambitious project was a success due to the hard work of about a dozen dedicated volunteers organized by Jack Kertesz, Rose Swan (who donated many of the perennials) and Dee Clark. The design, a three-circuit classical labyrinth with 2-foot paths and 3-foot beds, provides hundreds of square feet of planting area as well as a contemplative path to the center. Visit the labyrinth during the Common Ground Country Fair to see how it’s filling in, to get ideas for your own planting or just to meander its path and relax.

Save and Share Seeds


September 7, 2018

Why save seed? Maybe for historical, political or economical reasons. Maybe because a variety is not longer offered in the trade. Whatever your reason, the time to start saving, or thinking about saving, is now.

Hold That Soil


August 29, 2018

As garden areas become available after harvesting vegetable crops, protect the soil by planting cover crops. Oats or a mixture of oats and peas are good choices for this time of year. They establish quickly and will hold soil and some nutrients in place during the fall. Then they’ll winterkill, making those areas ready for planting in spring. For more information, see MOFGA Fact Sheet #10, Using Green Manures.