Grubs>Japanese Beetles

Hello fellow gardeners,

On Sunday, when we were digging holes to plant the new seedlings in, I found a visitor to the garden I’d like to introduce you to.





Don't be fooled by this kinda cute little critter. If you have him stay in the garden, he will not want to leave and he will invite his other bad friends.
Just between us, these juvenile delinquents will become bad members of the gang JB or Japanese Beetles. Here are their markings: metallic green thorax and copper wings.





They will devour the food you are laboriously growing in the garden mostly the leaves of beans, squash, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peas, and tomatoes! (No!!!) until they look like this:



   

So if you see that kinda cute little grub in the garden, just sing ‘No, I don't want no grub. A grub is a bug who'll get no love from me!’ and give ‘em to your friends who have chickens who would gladly eat them! Or just squish ‘em but whatever you do, get rid of them or they’ll wreck havoc in the garden!


~Vilma

Our location on Mare Island is a little isolated, and it is expensive to transport students to an off campus site. We decided to build a mobile garden to deliver education opportunities directly where they are needed: schools, other gardens, and festivals. It will carry tools, seedlings, container gardens, cooking equipment, and displays. We got the funds ready (PB cycle 1 Gardens and Nutrition) and started looking for a vehicle.
After months of searching, Dennis Scarla, Michael Mees and Meriel Melendrez drove this 1993 Ford E-350 shuttle bus from Redwood City back to Vallejo People's Garden. Once the good folks at Tommy's Auto Repair finish patching a leak on the fuel line, we will be ready to transform it into a garden classroom on wheels. We need your help! Do you have any spare parts for a large vehicle, like shelves or an RV shade? Do you have an aptitude for tinkering? Do you have great ideas for garden classes on the go? Are you a gardener, artist, mechanic, or chef? Join in the creation of Vallejo's very own Garden Mobile. We will have a planning and brainstorm meeting during the Hub CAP (community art project) night on January 15th. 350 Georgia St 6:00-8:00pm.