Monthly Archives: April 2013

Regrouping and Rebuilding

The beds at New Image’s Community Garden got a much-needed facelift today!  Gone are the rotted out wood planks and in their place, we’ve fashioned concrete block beds.  A group effort resulted in four solid beds, measuring 160 square feet … Continue reading

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Herban Farms

Last week’s rain and this week’s sunshine have been the perfect recipe for an explosive week of growth at Herban Farms’ Community Garden.  The tomatoes are spilling out of our beds, collards are the size of elephant ears; cucumber vines … Continue reading

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Kitchen Gardening

Yesterday, we made ants on a log with celery, sunbutter and raisins. Delish. And then we planted the base of the celery in our garden beds. The kids are fascinated by kitchen gardening. We determined what would and would not … Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening, Bursts and Happy Hippies.

Our school has a wildflower patch along the front entryway.  We planted it a few years ago with the help of the Florida Wildflower Association.  It’s zero maintenance, drought tolerant, awesome for beneficials and eye-catching.  After all of the bad … Continue reading

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Week in Review

We’re at the peak of spring planting in Central Florida.  Our middle school garden class broke a sweat on Wednesday, planting a few tomato transplants, saving arugula seeds, watering cucumbers.  We sowed some sunflower seeds, a tiger’s eye mix.  The … Continue reading

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Evening Harvest

I hosted a self-guided you-pick harvest in my home garden yesterday. I grew a salad. Except the kale. Eating raw kale requires a ton of chewing. Maybe someone should invent kale gum, you just keep chewing and chewing.

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Radishes the size of baseballs!

The community garden at New Image Youth Center is bursting with produce, bursting I tell you.  Yesterday, I tended to the beds in the rain for a few hours; the rain and I were partners, cleansing the plants, nourishing them.  … Continue reading

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