A sizeable portion of the 70+ varieties of fruits and vegetables grown in the Seven Sisters Demonstration Garden is donated to our local community through our partnership with GleanSLO, a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. GleanSLO harvests donated fruits and vegetables for the Food Bank Coalition, whose mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.
Harvest totals from 2016 and 2017 (to date) are presented in the charts, below.
2016 Garden totals: 134.5 lbs. (included green beans, cabbage, cucumber, peppers, prickly pears, radishes, squash, tomatoes, miscellaneous)
2016 Orchard totals: 502 lbs. (fig, peach, plum, pluot, pomegranate, grapefruit, grapes)
2017 Garden totals to date: 41 lbs. (chard, leeks, strawberries)
the Garden of the Seven Sisters!
The Garden of the Seven Sisters is an outdoor classroom used to provide science-based horticultural education to our community of home gardeners.
The garden is divided into more than 20 plots, each with a different theme providing a host of ideas that can be applied to your home garden.
The water retention plot demonstrates how to capture water, preventing runoff and erosion, while the rain barrel system shows you how to save water from your roof top and apply it to your non-edible landscape plants. The turf alternative plot has been experimenting with different plants and applying different mowing and irrigation practices to see how well these plants respond to different practices. Other garden plots include our composting corner, a fruit and nut orchard, kitchen garden, a cactus and succulent plot, wild life habitat, and a children’s garden.
The Garden of the Seven Sisters is open to the public every third Saturday of the month from noon to 2:00 p.m. MG docents will be on hand to answer questions about our many educational plots.
Please make note of the following:
- No pets allowed; service animals only
- Rain cancels
- For information on scheduling a private tour for your group or organization, call or email our helpline - 781-5939, email@example.com
Funding for the development and maintenance of The Garden of the Seven Sisters comes from private donors, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the San Luis Obispo County Community Fire Safe Council. The garden has also received generous donations of soils and amendments from Kellogg Garden Products, Inc. and Farm Supply.
The garden is open to the public during workshops and other scheduled events. Please check the calendar on our home page for upcoming events. You may also request to be added to the Master Gardeners email list to receive monthly notifications of upcoming events. Call 781-5939 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.