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Please include TPL Gardens on your Saturday, May 17


….to help us dig and have a good time this Saturday May 17th.

Volunteers are tremendously important to the TPL Gardens.  Saturday May 17, from 10AM until 1PM we are looking for energetic individuals to help us with a variety of duties.  We’re building different sorts of raised beds. We’ll need extra muscle power to dig, move soil, and shift pavers. The work will go quicker and be more fun the more people we have!

And for those of you that like the idea of doing something healthy – a couple hours of garden activity will burn a couple hundred calories.  Why not?  To sign up, please contact or just show up with work gloves  in the Children’s Garden between 10AM and 1pm on Saturday May 17.


Hugelkultur at TPL

Hugelkultur mound

Hugel-what?  Some new and exciting raised beds in the TPL Gardens this year will include a hugelkultur (pronounced hoogle culture).  In German, the rough translation means “round culture”.  This is a sustainable gardening technique

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Signs of Spring


Garden Tripod DIY Birdfeeders

Who ate all the seeds?

Ok, ok.  It’s been a long winter.  As we approach March-end with temperatures still averaging in the mid thirties, the snow is melting.  We promise!

We may not force the snow to disappear any faster, but the Garden Committee is dedicated to making this the best launch ever of the gardening season!  While we wait for buds to appear, we are busily planning family-friendly programs and events to roll out this year.  Please stay tuned for ways you and your family can get involved!

In the meantime, explore the garden.  There are many signs of spring, and we’d love to hear about your experiences.  Capture bird sightings, tree and flower buds glimpses, and describe the sounds and smells of spring.  Instagramers, please use #TPLgardens when capturing images.  We’d love to see what you discover.  Facebook users, please share your images with us via