Ravenwood Garden

Friends, neighbors and volunteers for the Ravenwood/Thurston Garden.

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Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2012

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Can you help

Started by 19th Ward Community Association Jun 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Charlotte Giebel has volunteered to coordinate workers for the Ravenwood Garden at the corner of Thurston.  We don't want her enthusiasm to wane, so let's give her some help.  An occasional hour by a…Continue

Ravenwood Garden: Clean Sweep & Day of Caring beautification!

Started by Joan Roby-Davison. Last reply by Mark Sweetland May 13, 2012. 3 Replies

We had volunteers on Saturday, May 5 and again on Thursday, May 10, to weed, prune, mulch and generally kick-start the gardening season on the corner of Ravenwood and Thurston!  Check out the…Continue

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SW Rochester Community, Urban, and Permaculture Gardens FB Group.

Started by Louise Wu Mar 3, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Ravenwood gardeners!Just wanted to be sure to let you expert local growers know about a conversation happening on Dan's 19th Ward "Good things" FB.  There was a lot of interest on that page in…Continue

Volunteers needed!

Started by Joan Roby-Davison. Last reply by John Boutet Jun 26, 2011. 2 Replies

I checked on the garden yesterday - thanks to Mother Nature for taking care of the watering!  However, while many flowers and plants are doing well, the weeds are trying to take over again.  I'll be…Continue

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Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on September 21, 2011 at 5:38pm
Ravenwood Garden will be the site of a We Care "Mini Clean Sweep" on Thursday, September 22, starting at 9:00 am.  Come out to help pick up litter, pull some weeds, and get the garden ready for fall!
Comment by John Boutet on May 23, 2011 at 2:32pm
Pictures were  added to Joan's Volunteers needed discussion.
Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on May 23, 2011 at 9:39am

People took pictures of the garden work over the weekend!  Please post them - special thanks to the City of Rochester and the Rochester Blossoms program for supplying the annuals.  We finished the planting yesterday morning - thanks to Landy, Sheila, Dan & John for pitching in!


Anyone nearby with a mower to help keep the grass under control?

Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 23, 2011 at 1:18am
John is missing a major benefit of weeding if not getting into touch with dirt (smile,) as studies show there is a major benefit in gardening with contact with soil.  It makes you feel good!  Not kidding.  There have even been articles in the paper urging kids to garden, adults to garden, as there are great things in soil that in contact with your skin that really are beneficial.  If anyone knows more, let us know.
Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on May 21, 2011 at 8:15pm

I'll be back out, planting (and weeding) on Sunday, May 22, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am (weather permitting!).  All volunteers are welcome!  Great job today - thanks to all who came to help!  


I don't know how John Boutet managed to weed a large section without getting any dirt on him, however....I usually feel as though I'm taking away half of the dirt with me!


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