Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jr. Master Gardeners Program

The Winter / Spring series of Jr. Master Gardener Classes went great we had a great core group that kept coming back. Saturday was the last week of this series. The summer series picks up May 12th on site at the LaSalle Square Unity Garden 3701 Prast Blvd , Saturday's at 10am

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Open House

On Thursday we had our open house at our new office space in the Food Bank of Northern Indiana . It was a great day . Best guess is 250 people showed up to see the new place, and over 100 toured the Food Bank which kept Richard pretty busy giving tours. We love the support we received, and also loved the fact that people are so interested in seeing the Food Bank. Most people really do not know how many lives the Food Bank touch. We even had one of our Garden Leaders set up a food drive. So Thanks to everyone for showing up !!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Veggie Tasting

This weeks Jr. Master Gardeners class was a Veggie tasting. The class was designed as a fun way to learn more about vegetables, how they taste and some fun eating enjoyment. The plan was to have several volunteers mostly Master Gardeners pick a vegetable and present it , and make a dish from the veggie for the kids to taste. Well it was a little more than that, we made it a competition !
So not only did you present your vegetable, but you campaigned. It was great everyone brought their A game, and in the end it was a tie between Carrots and Corn . Lots of good food, and fun. We plan on ramping it up next year to make it even more fun and interactive.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jim and Cara Lupa Teach
Container Gardening

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Unity Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Gabrielle Sharp and I’m the new intern on the block for Unity Gardens. I am a born and raised member of the South Bend community and am a current student at IUSB studying Political Science and Sustainability. I found out about Unity Gardens through my sustainability instructor/Unity Gardens member Krista Bailey. Urban gardening and wanting to teach children about eating healthy is a newfound passion of mine and I hope to take what I learn from my time at Unity Gardens into either FoodCorps or AmeriCorps when I graduate. This developing passion for healthy food all started from a documentary titled Food, Inc., and then being the person in my family trying to set the example for healthy living. During the time I’m not working with Unity Gardens or in class, I will be volunteering at the neighboring Northern Indiana Food Bank, working at my part time job or training for marathons! I believe in the idea that everyone should have access to healthy food. Without healthy food, you won’t have a healthy community.

-Gabrielle Sharp