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.

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