Monday, September 30, 2013

Gardening in September

The Fuji apples that grew over the summer were ready to be harvested once we returned to school. At JYC, harvesting means eating! The students all enjoyed the apple slices. They were slightly tart, but delicious.

We also ate lettuce leaves, straight from the garden!

Then we showed the students how to thin the recently planted sprouts. It can be hard to convince them to reduce the number of plants, but it's a good lesson in what plants need to grow well.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Summer 2013

The nature of gardens is that some of the best growth occurs during the summer. Unfortunately, that means that some of our students don't get to see the best of the JYC garden. Here are some photos captured in the summer of 2013.

We are particularly grateful to Matt Hobbs, our extraordinary garden volunteer, who purchased and planted many of the vegetables that grew this summer. 

Many thanks also go out to the student volunteers in the YMCA Summer Program who watered the garden throughout the summer break.