Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
A special thanks to Chef Alan Seidler, ACF (American Culinary Federation) member, and he works with kids through the "Chef & Child Foundation " He worked all day over the hot grill making it happen !!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This weekend we had our Luau a The LaSalle Square Unity Garden . A fundraiser . We did it on pretty short notice ( 6 weeks ) . One thing we have to do is get better at raising money to support the Unity Gardens . We do our best to keep cost down , but everything adds up , Insurance , gas , Tomato cages , and so many little things . So we are trying some different things to raise money . This event went well even though we had lots of rain early during the set-up the sky cleared enough to have a good time . All in All we are happy , and made a few bucks for the gardens . I think we will do it again next year , but bigger , and better . For sure the Portabello Burgers will be back they were a big hit !! We gave alot of garden tours , and had some folks from the neighborhood stop by . A few that had never been to the garden . We also had our regular harvesters stopping by to enjoy the garden .
For me this is sort of a end of the " gardening season " I will start to wind down 2010 , although I will still be planting for a few more weeks its going to be limited to spinach , peas , lettuce , and some radish . I start my master gardening class on Tuesday . Maybe next year I will know what I am doing . I am going to try to force a little down time over the next 2 weeks , then its time to start work on next years projects . I thinks LaSalle Academy wants 40 raised beds , LaSalle Square a Shelter , and educational row , and we are planning to do a gardening series from planning a garden all the way to cooking & canning . So I see a busy winter , spring will be hear all too soon
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This week at the LaSalle Square Unity Garden has been pretty busy we have been spending a lot of time recapturing areas that got overgrown , weeding , and putting down grass clippings in an effort to enhance the soil for next year . We have had many volunteers out this week . Jesus who lives in the Neighborhood comes by everyday to weed . He is awesome with a hoe , and brought us a dish made from weeds ( it was tasty ) A few new guest workers Katie & Rich helped with the weeding , and Mulching . Lareen , and Jessica both garden leaders at other Unity Gardens came out to help , and many others came to work & harvest .
This week we have had plenty of green beans , Mustard's , Zucchini , , and Tomato's to harvest ..
I am trying something new here posting some videos they seem to do a little better at showing the garden than still pics . Next Sat we have our big Luau fundraiser so its going to be a crazy week getting ready for that .