Community Roots Garden at St. Andrew's: Growing organic produce for local food pantries.
On Tuesday, March 10th we had a group of 9th graders from Shore Country Day school volunteer in the garden, preparing it for the bounty to come. During their service, they:
Turned over two dug beds for tomatoes and asparagus - yes, we are going to start to grow asparagus this year!
Placed edging around the perimeter of the garden to hold back the grass and allow more flowers to thrive.
Planted cool weather crops such as peas, romaine lettuce, loose leaf lettuce, radishes, beets, spinach, carrots and kale.
Planted onions around the perimeter to help keep critters at bay.
Began grading the top left corner so that we can have a garden table to prepare harvested food and a bench to relax and enjoy the space.
- Numbered each of the nearly 40 bins to make harvesting even easier - yes, we have that many bins now!
THANK YOU Shore Country Day School for your help and also for creating several stunning, wood burned garden signs to help identify what is growing in each garden bed!
As the cool weather seedlings grow, we wanted to share two opportunities with you.
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