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Putting seeds into the ground is always very exciting but also comes with a bit of mystery. Knowledge and understanding can only go so far when it comes to plant life. Weather changes, pests, and other factors make a plant’s entrance into life a journey like no other. That being said, when fruit begins to grow and herbs are plentiful, one cannot help but feel relief and joy. The Hub Garden Project is on a brink of a grand abundance. Despite the challenges of the rain and weeds, the garden is filled with abundant harvest. Coming this Thursday The Hub Garden Project will be hosting a cooking project using the harvest. On the menu is ratatouille flatbread pizza using eggplant, peppers, summer squash, and herbs from the garden. In addition, participants will be making salad with fresh greens and ranch dressing with fresh herbs from the garden. Considering it is barely the second week in July, The Hub Garden Project is elated about the results of this years experiment.
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There is something so satisfying about seeing plants emerge from the soil, especially when our local youth got their hands dirty to make it happen. A couple of weeks ago, the Hub Garden Project was lucky enough to be joined by five elementary school students from Addison county . All of the youth respectfully stood in a line and placed seeds in a row, each one spaced apart about the length of the kiddos pointer finger. The youth asked questions in an effort to place the seeds with precision. The result of that effort can be seen in the image above. Can you identify that two week old seedling? SUGAR PEAS! Thanks to local kiddos, The Hub Garden Project is going to have plenty of these peas to share in June.
Keep following the progress in the garden folks. Also, don’t hesitate to send your friends and family of all ages to get their hands dirty to help grow food for the community in Bristol with The Hub Garden Project.
What a treat it was to have summer-like weather for nearly a month now. Luckily the plants at The Hub Garden Project are mostly inside, because those chilly winter temperatures are coming back lately these evenings. Posted is a picture of our plot at the moment. All of the plants are tucked in under row-cover to keep the plants a little bit warmer as the cool nights continue. Under the covers includes mostly hardy crops including beets, carrots, spinach, mixed greens, radishes, white turnips, and cauliflower. Most of those crops would do just fine in colder temperatures, but covering them takes a bit of stress away and will help the crops to be abundant earlier in the season.
As the season progresses and temperatures rise again, it will be very exciting to share more information on what is going on in the garden. Keep looking out for opportunities to get involved. Always feel free to contact us if you have experience to share or thirst for knowledge about growing your own food.
After a fun and productive meeting with Kathy Anderson and Laura Colero from ANESU food services, we are excited to be launching a collaborative cooking program during Summer break. Once a week Laura will be joining us to take a walk through the garden and see what fun ingredients we can make into a meal for all Hub participants and anyone else that would like to share a meal with us. We will devise a plan and gather other food items and reconvene on Thursday for our cooking class.
This means that we have lots of fun activities to participate in at the Hub. Mondays and Wednesdays send your kids, or join us yourselves to harvest fresh food from the garden. We will be learning the process of growing your own food and then bringing it right into the kitchen. Which brings us to Thursday when you all can come cook with us or send your children who have a passion for cooking to come help us out. This program gives us a great opportunity to see the rewards of our own efforts and then share it with our friends in the community.
Keep us in mind if you have any kitchen supplies that you might want to donate. We could use:
*Good quality sharp kitchen knives.
We will also need some outdoor gear to help us harvest on the rainy days. Help us out by donating gently used:
Thank you all, as always. We are continuously taking in donations of beautiful mature plant starts thanks to a supportive community member. We are also getting lots of hands in the garden to help make it what it is. The Hub Garden Project would not exist without the help of this community and their youth. We cannot wait to start giving it back.
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We will continue to invite everyone for specific dates and projects.