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The Larkspur California Community Garden provides Larkspur residents space in 73 small garden plots, a tool shed, a compost area and a communal orchard. This Organic garden,
located in Piper Park was established in 1982.  

If you are interested in joining the garden community and if you live in Larkspur or Greenbrae, contact and sign up with the Larkspur Recreation Department.

                                                                               See the Contact Us page for details.

Please mark your calendars:GARDEN WORKDAY and POTLUCK has been cancelled.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
In an abundance of caution, I’ve asked Mr. Conner to cancel the upcoming Garden Workday and Potluck. We certainly want you to enjoy and tend your Garden plot. We want you to meet and greet your neighbors in the garden and elsewhere. Please continue to take appropriate precautions. 
We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Very best regards,
Dick, Larkspur Recreation
Hello Gardeners,
Our March 21st Workday Garden Party/ Potluck has been cancelled for the first time in 38 years.
The garden remains open and is a good place to be outdoors.
Please use this time to keep your garden area looking nice.
Remember to organically feed the soil, keep your aisles “weed-free”, realize how large your plants will grow and plant them accordingly, so they won’t grow over your borders, use deep mulch so you rarely need to water and enjoy getting your hands into the soil.
All new gardener Orientations are postponed. We will re-schedule a future date.
Please look for an email Orientation pdf. information packet.
I will continue to correspond with you by email or meet you at the garden and try to answer your questions as you learn about us.
See you in the garden,
P.S. Say “Hello” to each other and be safe.
Hello Gardeners,
Welcome back!  
As we begin our 38th year of organic gardening in Larkspur, many gardeners have already been to their gardens. 
Park and Rec has received our garden renewals and is assigning new gardeners.
Four things to be completed before March 21, 2020.
1- Weed garden and aisles. Implement your 2020 garden design plan, feed your soil with amendments and mulch deeply to suppress weeds. Ready for planting.
  2- Complete all Alternative Tasks. Some gardeners have already finished.
  3- Check and report any faucet leaks and any damage to hose posts and wooden borders.
  4- Reconnect all drip and watering systems. 

There is always something to improve in our garden community.
In the next few weeks we will be forwarding safety/security reminders for you to follow when in our community garden. These common sense series of actions are designed to help you strengthen garden awareness and encourage learning about your community. 

This year our focus will again be to keep plants within our garden borders. Most of us like to plant alyssum, calendula, nasturtium, artichoke, zucchini, vines, roses, zinnias, geraniums, etc.. If they are too close to the garden’s edge they will grow over the border. They need to be kept inside your border. If needed, transplant them further into your garden so you won’t have to keep cutting them back just as they grow and start to look good. Give them a wide berth to grow. Both they and you will be happier. 

Please watch for stinging nettle in your garden and aisles. Each Spring, It has come back three years in a row in the same areas.
It spreads by roots and seeds which can spread four feet in one season.
Always wear gloves,(so not to get stung), and carefully dig it out and remove it by its network of small roots. You will need to revisit the area in a few months for any re-emergence.  This is an unpleasant weed and an unpleasant, but, necessary task
I continue to thank all of you, our gardeners, for all you do to make our garden work so well and look so nice.
See you in the garden,

Visitors are welcome to tour the garden when there are garden members working. 
Visitors are always invited to ask questions. 
We ask only that you stay on the paths and not walk inside individual gardens, and of course, no picking. 
Thank you.

In an Organic garden the soil is the foundation of a healthy eco system.
That is why Organic gardeners feed the soil and not the plant.
The soil then serves as the reservoir for water and the vital nutrients that the plant requires for growth.

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