Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Community Garden officially opens: photos and video

We held our first official community garden night last night, marking the beginning of our gardening season. Families came together to meet their garden mentors, to see their garden beds, and to plant lettuce, spinach, onions, beets and broccoli. The beds already had sage and oregano growing from earlier in the season, so we harvested some of each for two different recipes that we prepared on site: lemon sage dip and herb & lemon goat cheese spread.

While the families tended to their new garden beds, many of the kids joined Mariah, our Youth Outreach Coordinator, to make garden journals which they'll use to keep track of their family's progress.

Here is a video from our first official garden night last night. (Click on the video to view larger.)

We're excited to officially begin the gardening season. We're still planting at a number of our sites around the county, so stay tuned for updates on those.

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