Archive for June, 2010

Summer and growing

Things have changed a lot around the school as summer has arrived. We will still have students tend to the “crops” when they are out doing GYW or GGYW or just hanging around. However, we thought that it was a good idea to pay a “encourage” a student to come by on weekends an the odd day that they aren’t doing GYW. So we have a weekend employee. We’ve still been donating vegetables and we’re just trying to keep track of how things go over the summer. Definitely learning for next year.

Growing video

Just want to add this video of “how to grow root vegetables”. Great short video.

2nd bag donated

We’ve just been maintaining the garden. Very busy wrapping things up for the school year and planning for next year. However, we’ve donated another grocery bag of lettuce/spinach to a Safehouse for youth. Also  B.O.B checked in with us to see how things are going, let them know that we are working on a certificate course for the GFW and that we are learning a lot through this process. Hopefully B.O.B. can grow bigger next year so we can further our connection with more training and job opportunities for some of our youth.

Donating our vegetables…

Our veggies are growing really well. Today we fertilized (liquid seaweed ) the tomato plants today as they are starting to flower. Today we picked a grocery bag full of lettuce and spinach and had a huge spread made for us by a student. Everyone had gourmet french toasted BLT’s.

We have so much lettuce and spinach that we are donating some to Covenant House, a Safehouse and possibly Outreach school. If possible, we would like to get to the point where we could contribute to a specific place on a regular basis. One student suggested that we could put little “salad kits” together and offer these to places once everything gets growing. The bag pictured here is the largest ziploc (33cmx39cm) and today it was a grocery bag.