Garden-to-fork

This post is about never giving up. One year ago this space was nothing more than an oddly-shaped rectangle of invasive plants and weeds. This week we fed over 100 5th-graders lettuce harvested from the garden.   I have been so thrilled to be a part of this project, to help Amalie’s vision come to life. Even more excited to see every child eating healthy food that they planted and harvested themselves. Full circle moments are the best. Those of you who have ever taken on a project know all too well how many obstacles, ┬ásleepless nights and moments of … Continue reading Garden-to-fork

Blueberries

Huge thank you to Tom West Blueberries for the berry GORGEOUS entrance to the Learning Garden at Windermere Elementary School. We are so thrilled and blessed to have this local family-owned business support the garden. These beauties will grow large and fill together over the next few years. Just a reminder that U-pick season starts in April, so be sure to make room in the freezer for the healthy antioxidant rich berries to last you through summer. Although, my kids usually clean us out in a couple days! After watching these pros install the blueberry hedge border, I am inspired … Continue reading Blueberries

Girl Scouts

January 18, 2017 Troop 4614 are small, yet mighty! These girls teamed up to move half the pile of dirt and top off the garden beds! Wheelbarrows were too heavy when full for these girls to push. They improvised by filling up several pots with dirt, wheeling them over, and dumping them into each bed. Getting it done! Thanks girl scouts! Upon exiting the garden we ran into Mrs. Ott who released a new monarch into the garden for its first drink of nectar. Beautiful day! Continue reading Girl Scouts