Thursday, August 16, 2007

5 senses in the garden

At our Harvard Street location, there is a 5 senses bed right in the middle. You may be thinking, HOW?

Touch - Lamb's Ear

Taste - Mint, Basil, Chives

Smell - Lemon Balm, Mint, Basil, Chives

See - Bright flowers: Dianthus, Cosmos

Hear - You can't see it in this photo, but there is a windchime above! Tricky!

The lonely tomato.

I am a lonely tomato,
I live all alone on this plant.
I am a lonely tomato,
I'd like to make friends but I can't.
This song was written by Lola after an inspirational night at a rock concert. Sing it to whatever tune suits you!

The second biggest zucchini ever! With cheese!

The best way to get kids to eat vegetables is by adding cheese. How else would these young folks even dare bite into the green monster that was larger than my arm??! Of course, the zucchini was organically grown in the City Blossoms garden, as were the tasty herbs (oregano, basil and thyme) that the kids sprinkled on top. YUM!

Tastes great... less filling!!

"The Garden Spot" made lemony-mint iced tea, and even though we skimped on sugar it ended up being a very tasty treat! The mint came from the organic garden out front. The recipe is on it's way for those of you who need refreshment.

This is what happens when you make lemony-mint iced tea...and let the kids use the digital camera.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Summer 2007

Finally I am setting this blog up to keep all of City Blossoms' friends and family updated on what goes on in our dirty lives. This summer we are working with two CentroNia gardens: one at 1420 Columbia Rd and the other at 11th and Harvard (Carlos Rosario School). There have been 12 different groups of kids coming into the gardens and working on dozens of projects, which we will show you here. If you ever want to come by and check out the greenery up close, just shoot me or Rebecca an email!

Hugs and Bugs!!

Harvard and 11th Children's garden shots

Magenta Cosmos, Giant Sunflowers and a bunch of Broccoli