Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
This is what gets us all revved up - a new patch of land, ready to be turned into a magical growing playground! This site is next to the Amos 1 campus of Community Academy Public Charter School (where Lola works) and hopefully will have some progress by Spring 2008. To make that kind of progress, however, we need help! Ideas, suggestions, and donations are always welcome! Here are some of the materials we are looking for:
Bags of compost, manure, humus, to amend the soil
Tools to do some major digging and turning
Seeds, plants, etc once Spring arrives (we are already starting some indoor babies)
In other news, I forgot to mention in a previous post that City Blossoms participated in the CentroNia Holiday Art Sale this past weekend, and it was a GREAT success! Not only did we sell ALL of the soaps and lotions that the kids from our summer programs made, but we were also quite a hit with the children attending the event. Could it be that our table was the only one with free sweets and treats?? Hmmm. Nevertheless, we were very happy with the event and look forward to making more organic products with our youth participants next spring.
Posted by City Blossoms at 10:26 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
#1 - One of Rebecca's pictures was given Honorable Mention through the KidsGardening.com Photo Contest! http://www.kidsgardening.com/special/photo/final07.asp This means that the photo will be used in the future on the KidsGardening.com website. Three cheers for Rebecca!
#2 - We have begun a new garden at Community Academy Public Charter School, a D.C. school that serves children grades K-5 in Columbia Heights. It's looking pretty yucky now, but hopefully with some hard work and kid energy it will be a blooming masterpiece in the spring. Resources, anyone? We are looking for sources of low-cost mulch, manure, compost.
We at City Blossoms wish you a fruitful, vegetable-ful, and herb-ful holiday season!
Lola and Rebecca
Posted by City Blossoms at 5:54 PM