NGAC & the GARDEN

Natomas Garden & Arts Club member Tom Hawkins, a Master Gardener, gave a zoom presentation at our Wednesday July 29th NGAC Members meeting on Vermiculture, or Worm Composting. 

We will post the video of that Zoom Meeting here as soon as it it processed.

Need more resources?
#NGAC recommends: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

More great information on Vermiculture:
UC Sacramento County Master Gardener Web Pages:
 
Access to Videos on “Making a Worm Bin” and “Harvesting Worm Castings”
 
Garden Notes  – “Basic Steps for Creating a Worm Bin” 
 
 
More Information on Worm Composting

 

POLLINATOR GARDEN

The NGAC received a grant in 2019 to create a pollinator garden at the Garden Valley Elementary School in Sacramento. Working with school administrators, faculty and students, NGAC members transformed an area of the school into a beautiful garden that will attract butterflies and other pollinators.

 

NINOS COMMUNITY GARDEN

The NGAC obtained a garden plot in the City of Sacramento’s Niños Community Garden in mid-2018.  Four NGAC members also have their own garden plots there. 

The vast majority of the harvested crops are donated to the River City Food Bank in the name of the Club.  In the winter and spring of 2019, the Club donated 116 pounds of beets, carrots, peas, radishes, lettuce, turnips, leeks and onions.    For the summer of 2019, the Club donated over 700 pounds of zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, eggplant  and a few other crops. 

Bell Beans were planted in the plot this winter (2019-20).  The plants will be chopped up and incorporated into the soil to add both organic matter and nitrogen.  The club has also participated in the garden cleanup days in 2019 and 2020.