Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Garden Visitor

This Beautiful Hawk Has Been Visiting The LaSalle Square Unity Garden Everyday

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend In The Garden

It was just a few short years ago where a Saturday volunteer day at the LaSalle Square Unity Garden was a lonly affair for me. Most Saturday's one or no volunteers would show up in the garden. Well that sure has changed. On Saturday we had several volunteers in our main garden, we had our Jr. Master Gardeners Kids class, we had garden leaders stopping by to pick-up plants, and we had gardeners working in our new Garden to Market Educational Area. What a busy day. On Sunday I had several people stop by just to check in , Peace Bees came out to teach me some beekeeping tips, and we had Cyndi working in her plots. Oddly enough after I left Sunday Sylvia worked on her edible weed plot, Jim dropped off grass clippings, and we had a random bee box donation. Yes the Gardens are teaming with life....Summer is here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Great Beginnings

Today was the Garden opening at The LaSalle Square Garden. For me its a day to reflect on where we have been, and to look forward to where we are going. in 2009 when we started the garden on this plot of land I never envisioned we would progress as fast as we have our as fast as we have. Its home to me all summer long planting everyday to feed our community. But it is much more than that. Its a place for people to gather, to grow relationships. This year I look forward to all the new projects . The partnership with Peace Bees, The Native Planting Area ,and The Garden to Market Educational Area. None of this could be done without the support of our volunteers , garden leaders, interns , and project leaders. The Peace Bees Group putting bee hives in that were built by Washington High School students, and cultivating future bee keepers. Myles and his vision for a Native Planting area that will serve as a research project for students at IU South Bend. A new fenced area where neighbors can have there own plots, and we can teach them about growing a garden. We have come so far and we are just getting started. Come watch us grow !

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Bee Hives

Come out to our Garden Opening this Saturday May 12th 11 am to 1pm at The LaSalle Square Unity Garden 3701 Prast Blvd. , See the cool Bee hive Created by these fine folks at Washington High
Mr. Dave Mette - Teacher
Montel Green
Kyle Plecner
Lavondale Reid
Jacob Strasser
Austin Thomas
Mrs. Sherry Sprouls - Teacher
Omar Alonso
Leo Galvez
Monica Moore
Diana Robles
Chailyn Thomas
Demetria Verse
Keegan Wesolek

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This Week

May 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., South Bend Unity Gardens, Inc. will have its Grand Opening for the 2012 season. Held at the LaSalle Square Unity Garden, located at 3701 Prast Blvd., South Bend, the event marks the beginning of the growing season and the abundance of food that will be available for our respective communities throughout the summer and fall.
Mayor Pete will be cutting the ribbon for the new educational area at noon to kick off the 2012 Gardening Season. The new educational area includes Peace Bees Hives, a Native planting area, Garden-to-Market Plots, a composting teaching area, and more. The Junior Master Gardeners Tree planting will take place at 11:30 a.m. There will be activities for the kids and light refreshments will be provided.
Also on Saturday, the Annual St Joe Valley Master Gardeners Plant Sale at Kate's Garden will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a variety of perennials will be available for purchase. Master Gardeners have donated their best perennials so you will be sure to go home with some great plants for your garden! Kate's Garden is located at 1122 Lincolnway West in Mishawaka.