Archive for May, 2010

Harvested lettuce and spinach

We’ve had lots go on in the garden, will update more later and add photos. We’ve harvested a large bag of salad and spinach and sent the leftovers home with a student.

Looking great


We rode down to the garden boxes today to just check things out and make sure they were watered, the plants are very healthy by the looks of them. We are looking forward on eating them when they’re nice and big. Other then that, everything is going great.

GGYW 1st work day done

We just did our first 2 jobs using nothing but 100% bicycle powered and leg powered. We cut 2 lawns and had a great day doing so in the sunshine. Best is, the student saved 10% of their cheque and felt tired after a good days work.

Tomatoes, peppers, kale transplanted

Went and transplanted some veggies today. We bought our kale, peppers (various varieties), tomatoes and strawberries from WELK’s store (which some call a fancy dollar store…but we love the place) and they look awesome inside the garden. We were informed today by an expert gardener from the community that we need to fix our lettuce, they’re too close together. We’re going to transplant probably by the end of the week, once they are a decent size and will allow us to move them easily.

Green-Genesis Yardworks 1st job

We rode around a few streets and handed out our student made flyer to various houses. We got our first job by handing out these flyers and there are a few people that expressed interest. We’ll revisit these places later.

Italian Parsley used today

This morning we went and picked some italian parsley to use in our lunches. One student thought that he’d try it in his egg omelette. We also made a great salad with the parsley. Everyone loved it.

The garden is growing slowly and we’ve realized how important it is to sow the seeds inside beforehand and transplant them so that we can ┬áhave some faster results in the garden box.