Welcome!

Welcome to the Williamsburg Community Growers blog. We are a group of gardening enthusiasts who like growing our own food! Our garden is located on an easement provided by Virginia Power between Warhill High School and WISC (see left). In addition to a community garden we intend to create demonstration plots of a variety of fruits and vegetables, and serve as a resource on gardening, composting, soil treatment, and other agricultural issues for the greater Williamsburg community. Our thanks to the Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District and Virginia Dominion Power for their ongoing support.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grow Community


Join the Williamsburg Community Growers at the Williamsburg Library Room B on Saturday at 2:00 for a gardener organizing meeting! Sign up for a garden plot, meet other gardeners, and share ideas. Hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Raptors

I see a lot of red-tailed and broad-wing hawks, and the occasional osprey; but this guy--a little more rare of a sight, was keeping an eye on the place the other day. (Photo: Hugh Burns, Canon EOS 300mm, f 4.0)


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Community Composting


The Williamsburg Community Growers invite you to join them for an hour or so of free exercise, helping to prepare donated leaves for composting. Meet us at the Warhill Garden location (see map, left) on December 10, from 10AM to 2PM. Wear old clothes!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

No-till Cover Crops



We planted a number of different winter cover crops on the approx. 1.25 acres adjacent to the community garden to help build the soil organic content, structure, and fertility for next season.  The seed was planted using a no-till drill which doesn't disturb or turn the soil--vastly reducing the potential for erosion, and maintaining tilth and soil structure.  Stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beneficial Insects

A ladybug on patrol--keeping bad bugs away from the kale in the demo plot. (Photo taken with my phone)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

What gardeners are growing...

Can you identify the veggies that the community gardeners are growing? Answers below. Come to the Community Garden Get Together on October 22, 2-4PM and learn about signing up for a plot this coming spring.
Clockwise from top left: eggplant, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers, broccoli, okra and collard greens.