Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cultivating Kids 9th Garden Day: Glean and Clean

Gathering Pumpkins
Our biggest pumpkin!
Looking for ripe produce.
One giant cucumber!
The Harvest!
Ready to Garden!
Kara and Clair gathering beans and pumpkins.
Gathering President Tyler morning glory seeds.
Gathering President Tyler morning glory seeds.
Caiden looking for produce.
Watching mom collect seeds.
Sorting the harvest.
Emily watching the harvest sort.
Mexican Bean Beetle larvae?
The quiet spot in the garden!
Clair ready to garden.
Kara and the sunflowers.
This fellow looks like he's covered in lichen.
Clair and the sunflowers.
Kara and Clair in the corn patch.
The Harvest!
The Harvest!
Pumpkin and lots o' gourds!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Children's Garden on Monday, September 10th


Mammoth Sunflowers

Sunflower and Busy Bee

Sunflower Center

Future Sunflower Seeds

Bird Snack Sunflower

Nasturtiums and Gourds

Birdhouse Gourd

Green Pumpkin

Almost ripe pumpkin

Pole Beans

Bee & Sunflower

Corn Stalks and Sunflowers

Potted nasturtiums

Bean & Morning Glory Teepee with squash vines creeping in.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clean and Glean this Saturday, September 15th at 10am!

Join us in the children's garden to "glean" (collect bit by bit) the harvest! We will give all the edible produce to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. We will pull up what is done growing and begin putting the garden to bed for the winter. All ages are most welcome to drop by!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our 8th Cultivating Kids Garden Day

Morning Glory Teepee and Pumpkin Vines
Pumpkin Vines

Morning Glories, Corn and Mammoth Sunflower 

Beneficial Bug House materials and the harvest

Noah searching for gourds with gloves to 
protect his hands from spines on the vine.

Willow looking for ripe corn on the cob!

 Jordan in the garden!

  Willow, Jordan, Claire and Kara in the garden.

 Willow, Jordan, Noah & Brian in the garden.

Noah and Brian hunting for ripe produce.

 Our grasshopper friend with the amputated front let. We found him again! Looks like he is eating well despite his injury.
Our harvest: wax beans, corn, cucumbers and lots o' gourds!
(Beneficial bug info in the background) 

Noah, Brian and Jordan making Beneficial Bug Houses to take home.

Ruby Queen Corn

  We spread the gourds (over 20) out to "cure" or toughen 
up their skins along the ramp in the children's room.

  Willow in the Morning Glory/Pole Bean Teepee.