Green Corn Project garden installation at Mary Lee foundation
On Saturday we all met up at the day center at Mary Lee foundation. Green Corn project brought volunteers. We had decided on a spot, but when everyone looked at it, it was decided the dirt was too poor and needed to be raised beds. There was an area around a tree that had already a raised bed that was deemed suitable. There were many there, possibly fifty people all working. So in no time we got out the weeds took away old rocks cleared out old edging.
Next there was a discussion on what double-digging means. First digging a trench at one end, you loosen the soil and move careful the soil from the second trench. Carefully you try not to disturb it, going across this way. Then finally you put the compost on top.
Then we talked about what plants are going to be put in. Tomatoes, eggplant, rosemary, green beans, cucumber, oregano. All delicious!
Then we talked about how to gently water with a hose, producing a stream like rain, very gently on the garden.
Potting up succulents
I Westlake Assisted Living facility, we potted up some succulents. We got very dirty, even under our finger nails. Then we decorated with shells and rocks.
Peas and carrots day
What a delight it is to harvest in the spring of the winter vegetables!
I sprained my ankle and mark tore a muscle in his hip. So the children ran a little wild. We thought it was a good day to harvest the peas and carrots and beets.
We cooked some. DELICIOUS!
Oh what fun rose day is!
Making rosebud vases was just the start of exploring roses.
I love to use my five senses with rose.
We all tasted roses with rose chocolate.
We smelled rose essence.
I read about rose lore.
We touched roses by making arrangements.
Seeing the beautiful rainbow of colors roses come in!
Interview on KOOP 91.7My interview on Therapeutic Horticulture on KOOP 91.7
I interviewed on tales from the golden cabinet on Koop radio. I talk about therapeutic horticulture. Here is the sound recording!