The Latest Dirt - Nov 2023
The Family Harvest Farm Demonstration Garden Takes Shape
By Karen Maggio
“They (JMLT) were very supportive and excited about the team’s presentation and blown away by the professional landscape plan shown,” said UC Master Gardener Kim Overaa. At the beginning of the presentation, “everyone on the team introduced themselves. It gave us each more insight into the friends we are working side by side with and what hidden talents everyone has!.”
Site preparation has been going on for months with squirrel proofing using metal flashing on top of the fences, and the garden just received its first donation of six fruit trees from Orchard Nursery in Lafayette. These trees have been moved to larger pots until they find their way into a permanent home this winter.
The Demonstration Garden team includes Jack Cortis, FHF co-founder and JMLT board member, Kim Overaa, FHF co-founder, Allison Thomas, Shawna Anderson, Anna Wendorf, Suzanne Miller, Jan Manns, Raw Cecchettini, Kathryn Wilson, Joie Spinelli, Lawrence Moglia, Marissa Smithwick, Nellie Beatty, Gina Rozenski, Bob Archer, Phil Quinlan and Karen Maggio.