The last few months have given us some delicious vegetables that the students have made into creative and scrumptious dishes. We have harvested lettuce, kale, broccoli, arugula, mint, parsley, cauliflower, and spinach to make smoothies, pesto pasta, frittatas, kale chips, tea, and much more. Please support our students by donating starter plants or caring for the garden. If you come by please pick a few leaves but leave the rest for the students.
Seeds and plants we have:
Swiss Chard flamingo pink
Snowball Cauliflower (starter)
Lemon Thyme (starter)
Lemon balm (starter)
Onion Chives (starter)
Lettuce Tom Thumb
Red Russian Kale (3)
Red Romaine Lettuce
Large Leaf Tong Ho
Gourmet blend of Beets
Wild flowers (2)
Baby greens Lettuce
Giant Italian Parsley
Today was the first day my students got their hands in the dirt! We had another delivery of donated compost from Sonoma Compost and they worked together to move all of the dirt into the boxes. They also decided on gold splatters for the pattern of the garden and came up with our official garden name..... GOLDEN GARDEN. Love it!
Please come by and see the garden in person when you have a chance. Leave a comment to let us know how you feel about the garden. All are welcome!
Our garden party started with a bang! Culinary students made Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Muffins for the volunteers and many other people brought food and drinks to share. Active 2030 club brought out their members, my students were there and some even brought their parents! Saturday we put together the wine barrels, washed, primed, and painted the re-purposed corrugated tin roofing from Petaluma Heritage Salvage. We also attempted to dig all of the holes for posts and had to go out for more help to accomplish the task. Many of the students and Erica, my garden angel, stayed until 4pm to help finish the task of painting.
On Sunday, Francisco Vazquez, master builder, came at 7am with another worker and finished putting up all of the posts and building the structure for the garden, an amazing task!!! I got there at 10am and started to move the HUGE pile of amended soil into the boxes alone. That is when I started to call my students for help. Many of them had other commitments but Tessa came right over and then the most amazing thing happened. I saw two people walking toward the garden with a shovel and water bottles. The Martineks came to the rescue and helped with the shoveling. I also talked with a neighbor who happened to be walking by with his dog and he too came to our aide. Around 11am Tony, Leo, and Juan showed up. They had walked all the way from Safeway in the heat to help us for the day. We worked hard and finished by 1pm.
Thank you all for your help!!! Feel free to leave a comment.
Join us Saturday, September 29th, between 9am-1pm to help build our garden. No previous experience necessary! There will be muffins, coffee, and juice for all volunteers.