Second Annual GICF Planting Party

Last year, we hosted our first annual planting party to kick off the Goose Island CrossFit Community Garden. We grew some delicious Basil, Cilantro, Kale, Swiss Chard and Green Peppers. On May 21 at noon, we will be replanting and adding new planters to our community garden. Members will be free to attend and participate. If you have a planter from last year, we are providing the seeds, so you can simply come, plant your seeds and enjoy hanging out together. 

If this is your first year participating, we will teach you how to make a sub irrigated planter. 

Be sure to check out the instructions below to see what supplies you'll need to bring.

Once you've made your planter, you are free to leave your planter at the gym, or you can take it home. 

What you will need:

TWO FOOD GRADE FIVE GALLON BUCKETS

These will be key and are cheap. They can be found new at Home Depot for around $3 dollars each. Alternatively, grocery stores often have stacks of food grade 5 gallon buckets and will give you some if you ask. You will need two buckets for every planter you want to make.

A UTILITY KNIFE

It will help you out a lot. Also, don't pay more than $5 for one... no matter how fancy it looks.

A TWO FOOT LENGTH OF 1 INCH PVC PIPING AND A CAP

The PVC Pipe is going to allow you to water your plant without pouring it directly on the soil. This will ensure that your plants stay adequately hydrated without over watering. You can buy pre-cut 2 foot lengths of 1 inch pipe at Home Depot. The cap will prevent misquotes from accessing the water.

ONE CUBIC FOOT POTTING MIX (NOT SOIL)

The Potting Mix is really important. Because the soil is going to be constantly watered you want the mix to be able to breathe. Part of the construction will allow the soil to aerate and breathe.  The Potting Mix will let the roots flow freely and allow the plant to getperfect hydration.

We Will Supply Everything Else

Come May 21@12pm!