Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Lull

Early Spring at LaSalle Square
I am not sure about how everyone Else's summer has been. but mine has been hot dry and a struggle to have a great garden season. We have battled the critters, the heat, the drought, and the weeds with the result being a great garden season. Now that we are getting some rain and cooler temps we can take a breath and enjoy what we have created. I reflect on a season that started with Garden classes in January, and seed starting in February. Well the students are now gardeners, and the seeds have grown in to mature plants. For me its time to review what went right and what went wrong. Its time to finish the season strong, and start planning for next year. How can I grow more in my garden? How can we better serve our community. From the start we have wanted to grow all year long, and this fall we are looking for funding to embark on a mission to put up greenhouses that will provide fresh vegetable all year long. We want to have our first greenhouse up by October. By spring we want to have a plan in place to get our feet wet in aquaponics that will provide fresh fish as well as nutrients for the food we grow. The future looks bright. With the support of the community we have enjoyed great success.
      What in store for the close of the 2012 garden season

Sept 22nd     Run Toward Unity 5k Run / Walk
Start Time 9am
Cost : $ 20.00 includes t-shirt
Location : IUSB Campus , Student Activities Center.
Phone 574-315-4361
online at

Oct 24     Taste of Unity Harvest Celebration
Help us celebrate the end of the season and National Food Day
Tapas created by local chefs
Silent Auction
Time : 4pm to 8pm
Cost $ 25.00 includes food
Cash Bar
Location : Jewish Federation
                 3202 Shalom Way
                 South Bend IN
Free Fall Cooking Classes

Sept  4th 6pm     Cooking Class / Cara Lupa

Sept   11th 6pm   Canning Class  / Edie Sutton

Sept 18th 6pm      Fermenting Class  / Joe Gady

Sept  25th 6pm    Cooking Class  / Quick meals

Oct 2nd  6pm       Cooking Class / Dehydrating Class / Tammy Baker

Oct 9th  6pm        Cooking Class / Easy Meals
All Classes are located at Unity Gardens office
702 Chapin Street
South Bend
Contact Sara




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