Tuesday, December 31, 2013


 Keeping students engaged is a challenge I face when helping the club members plan activities.  I am not a teacher but my inner sensor says to make it exciting because this is very much a choice for them.

We planted seeds that were left inside the greenhouse.


 We will be ready to transplant in the Spring.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Vegetable row

Watering these a few times a week and watching the seedlings sprout and grow to viable plants is the part of gardening that requires patience.   

But alas, they grow and look promising.  Now, if only the grass would go away.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hey, lookie here...

Broccoli and cauliflower.   This is the moment every gardener lives for, the discovery of the fruit of his/her labor.

We declare success again.  Corona does grow.

Friday, December 20, 2013

On a cold winter's night

The master planners of the vegetable rows aka the farm, followed local guidelines and planted appropriate winter crops with the exception of beans which we made a valiant effort to protect.  Mr. Bell was looking after us and offered support but our burlap was ready and waiting to be used. 

We did good.   Only one plant looks like it caught a cold.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winterizing the greenhouse

Not knowing much about winterizing greenhouses, we set about taking care of what was the most obvious: closing the roof vents.  Easy enough to do for the most part.  Now on to whatever else is applicable as mentioned here.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A different view

A view from a window of the main building.

 We the people, I mean the dedicated volunteers, are still in awe of it.