The school year is fast approaching and we have got a lot happening in the garden. As part of a school wide FOOD unit, we will be harvesting and cooking our own cabbages, tomatoes, greens, potatoes, and more. We want the students seeing the full cycle of food- all the way to their full bellies. So stay tuned for more updates (and hopefully more heat to get some things growing a little more!). It does look like this late summer we had will be good for students to harvest tomatoes because they haven’t ripened too fast.
Archive for August, 2010
We have hosted a great workshop here at Orca for CITY FRUIT http://www.cityfruit.org/ , who teach people how to harvest and preserve fruit in their neighborhood. Got a neighbor with a pear tree, where the pears just drop on the ground and rot? Maybe plums too? Well City Fruit is on a mission to get these fruits harvested and eaten by families and communities around Seattle. Check out this link, where you can map a fruit tree! http://city-fruit.appspot.com/
Our plot over there is looking great. We also planted some Orca starts in the food bank plot, that got off to a slow start due to those pesky slugs! Now the tomatoes and such look great. Students will get a a chance this fall to learn and participate in community gardening.
Where’s that heat we need for our tomatoes (though we have our first red one- a Stupice!)? It feels pretty much like Summer today, but has been really overcast the last week. Gotta love Seattle- really! The garden is looking good though, and we are increasing our food bank donations. Check it out!