Well, it has finally happened, summer. After many long months of cold and wind we have been graced by the presence of warmer weather and that glowing orb in the sky. I am grateful down to the tips of my toes as are the pumpkins and Big Mama lima beans planted at the store.
The urban farm school store is starting to take shape with plans for rare and heirloom chickens in the spring of 2009 to help deter the loss of these breeds in the United States. We have been salvaging materials and have found some of the most beautiful old growth wood, fir doors, lathe, and cedar shake. Our imaginations are running wild with visions of laying boxes and chicken runs all from recycled materials.
The demonstration garden is coming along as well, we have volunteer pumpkins from Toree’s compost pile last year and have planted a large arbor of Big Mama Lima Beans. We have plans for an outdoor workspace and classroom to hold hands-on workshops. We are excited about bringing the joy of eating from the garden to the world around us. Our gardens are growing and we are eating and canning already this year. Visit our garden journal blogs at www.kendrasgardenjournal.wordpress.com and www.toreesgardenjournal.wordpress.com to see what we’re up to in our own gardens.
We hope to see you at one of our workshops or at a Gardenforlife Party at your home. Please, note the change from Saturday mornings to Thursday evenings for classes at our store. It’s that gardening time of year and we’re both more apt to attend a class when we’re done in the garden for the day rather that when the day has just opened its door of gardening and scavenging possibilities to us and we’re sure you feel the same way!