Today’s volunteers were from: Redeemer, Pilgrim, Hancock and First Baptist
The harvest totaled 60 lbs, consisting of: arugula, basil, beans, bok choy, cilantro, dill, kale, leeks, lettuce, mint, oriental peas, parsley, peppers, raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, scallions, Swiss chard, tarragon and zucchini!
See those pops of red? The special treat today were about 1⁄2 dozen little boxes of raspberries that were included in the delivery to the Lexington Food Pantry. Winter moths may have decimated the blueberries, but the raspberries were just fine.
Quite a bit of garlic got of harvested this morning. You can see Betty pulling it out above and a full basket to the right. But it is not ready to be delivered. First it needs to be dried. At the right, Carla shows Maria and Heather what to do. First you grab about 3 stalks, staggering the stalks so the bulbs have plenty of air space around them. Then you tie the stalks together, usually doing it lower and again higher on the stalks. The bundles were then hung in the barn to dry and will go the Food Pantry later this season.
This is how you know the produce comes from a real garden, not from part of the industrial food complex…you see anomalies in the produce:
Volunteers today from: First Parish, Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, Lexington Methodist, and the Lexington Catholic Community
Weather: lovely July morning– Sunny and 70 degrees.
The crew this morning had a lot to do since the Interfaith Garden was closed last Saturday for the 4th of July holiday. As you would expect, there was more of everything to pick. The final tally was about 77.5 lbs, bringing the total to 223.5 lbs. delivered to the Lexington Food Pantry so far this season.
While one group wheeled the morning’s bounty to the Pantry, the remaining volunteers went back to maintenance chores. Some were weeding. Others worked on adding weed suppression and moisture control via the old school-tried-and- true method of spreading wet newspapers out and then covering with a layer of straw.
On Saturday, June 6th, a Girl Scout Brownie troop and some of their parents came to help. One brownie had worked another Saturday and she reported that she liked coming back and knowing where things were and what to do. The girls were curious, worked hard and enthusiastically went from one task to the next. . . . → Read More: At the Interfaith Garden: Sat., June 6
I got to chat with Carolyn Wortman yesterday at the Lexington Food Pantry. As you likely know, she is the longtime volunteer that coordinates the Pantry. Since all the work we do at the Interfaith Garden ends up at the Pantry, I thought you would be interested in what’s happening there. Included in this . . . → Read More: Report from the Pantry – June 14th
Lots got done.
On . . . → Read More: At the Interfaith Garden: Tues., June 2
Volunteers: Hancock and Temple Isaiah
Weather: The good news was the storms held off, the bad news was the storm held off. We need the rain.
Can you name this plant with the interesting flower?
Carla was away but she left clear and easy instructions:
Weed, Water, Watch
Weed carefully around . . . → Read More: Report from the Garden: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Weather: Sunny, high 40s
A large crew answered the call for help and showed up with the expectation of shoveling lots of composted manure onto the garden. However, the truck with the manure arrived later than usual and we didn’t make much of a dent in the pile. But there was enough time to . . . → Read More: Garden Report – April 11, 2015
Our sixth season of growing “Good Food for Good Neighbors” starts on Tuesday, April 7th, snow or shine!!
Volunteer schedules are in progress for the 15 faith communities and friends who offer . . . → Read More: Join us for our sixth season!!
Volunteers from Hancock, Lexington Catholic Community and Pilgrim and St. Nicholas.
Weather was beautiful—sunny and warm.
Good news! Water is back at the barn! The leak in the underground water line was discovered and repaired. That will make all things easier–from washing off tools, cleaning off produce to watering!
Tuesdays are generally . . . → Read More: Garden Report – June 6th