COMPLETE VEGGIE START LIST!!!
The legendary Orca plant sale is coming May 9th. Come get all the the veggie starts and garden goodies that you can. This fundraiser helps us advance the amazing sustainabilty and environmental education focus that we have here at Orca.
The Columbia City and Hillman City neighborhoods will have an unbelievable selection of organic veggies! We will have:
- Collard Greens
- Tomatoes (many different kinds)
- Thai chiles & jalapenos
- Herbs (oregano & thyme)
- and many many more!!!!!
There will be many different kids activities, a bake sale put together by Orca’s First Base program, live music, and so much more!!
The greenhouse is in full bloom in this amazing sun lately!! Take a look….
racks and racks of organic goodness!!!
more and more….
Many different tomato varieties…
First- our amazing VISTA volunteer Briahn visited the NW chapter of the Cactus and Succulent Society and was able to secure a donation of an amazing array of cactus plants. This huge assortment was will be a great addition to the diverse plant life of our garden.
A treasure trove of cactus
Touch at own risk...
Secondly- Anthony trotted over to the Indoor Sunshoppe in Fremont and filled a donated empty aquarium tank with an array of CARNIVEROUS PLANTS!!!! The students immediatly wanted to stick their finger in every Venus Fly Trap but NO! They don’t appreciate that, they want to eat insects! Along with the fly traps, there are some pitcher plants, sundews, and other funky carniverous plants. They are thriving in the heated greenhouse.
Waiting for a fly to come land on a Venus Fly Trap
Art and science go together well
Thirdly- the Indoor Sun Shoppe was the place to get Bromeliads aka air plants. these amazing plants live on sun, water, and air- no soil! They will be hanging in the greenhouse windows for all to enjoy.