We’re nearing the end of the school year. Kids can smell summer. We’ve worked hard all year, hands in the dirt, drenched in sweat and seaweed emulsion….my favorite combination. Who needs perfume? This week, we had a break from the … Continue reading
We picked some mighty tasty carrots today at the community garden. Our tomatoes, cukes, collards and basil are unstoppable. A line of kiddos begged for the cucumbers. Can’t top that.
Went to New Image to garden today, but Mother Nature decided on downpours. I grabbed two mammoth cucumbers and bolted.
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
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
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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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