Farm-fresh is always in style, no matter the season! The River District’s sustainability efforts include a community garden, markets and lifelong learning.
We’re about to have kale chips, kale soup, kale smoothies, kale everything because an oversight on my part (it was hiding) let my kale get hauuuuuge. Oops! Learning as I grow. Anyone have a recipe they want to share?
Bee wing fun fact 🐝...
Although bees have two pairs of wings, they are able to join them together during flight with tiny hooks called hamuli. By creating one pair they now have the surface efficiency to get their heavy bodies around the flower patch.
You could become a Southeast Como Improvement Association paid Community Garden Intern! Foster high garden participation and host events to help bring community members together. This is a year-long, 5-10 hrs/week commitment. Apply by January 21st! More information at the link in our bio.
In the summer of 2017, The @dream_yard
Project, a Bronx-based community arts organization, worked with the gardeners at El Coqui Garden to come up with imagery that was important to them. From those conversations, the three symbols of life in #PuertoRico
emerged: the native coqui frog of Puerto Rico, the state flower of the hibiscus, and the radiant sun that shines over the Caribbean island.
📷’s by @ariana_digs_it
Want to see the artwork soon? Come to the 4th annual Melrose Parranda - the Puerto Rican tradition involving processions of carolers - on Dec. 21, 2018, put on by @makemusicny
! Meet at El Coqui Casita and Community Garden at 414 E. 163rd Street at Melrose Ave. for a 6:00pm departure. The parranda will make its way east along 163rd Street and the event runs until 8:30pm.
Such fun teaching & hanging with my Holiday Family Garden Workshop children yesterday. It's so nice being with families and help build communities, new families met each other, I counted 20 new faces, and the children all got along and worked as a team, it was perfect, it's what I aim for. I love kids! Here I'm with some children teaching them how to make California Native seedbombs and discussing seeds in general, they were fascinated, my job completed. 🙂
Thank you to #SFParksAlliance
and especially to #playlandat43rdavenue #CommunityGarden
for letting us #createhabitats
and do some #CommunityBuilding
and for having me, we ALL love PLAYLAND!
#FamilyGardenWorkshop #OuterSunset #district4 #gardening #childreninnature #senseofwonder #NatureEducator #GardenEducator #GardenTeacher #TeachingFutureStewards #KidsRock #BayAreaGardeners #SFParksAlliance #sfplanning #CreatingHabitats #GreeningOurCity #ethnobotany
As part of our last Dept. Of Communities, Community Gardens Grant, the Kununurra Community Garden engaged East Kimberley Job Pathways to design, create and install a table around one of our mango trees. This supports the ongoing development of our outdoor classroom and nature play collaborative programs. We're excited to say, installation started today!
Psychologist Erik Erikson, father of human developmental theory, theorised that creativity begins “with the natural genius of childhood and the ‘spirit of place'." We believe in the spirit of this place to offer an alternative space for creative learning, growing, connecting and having fun. ❤🍃 #communitygarden #natureplay #outdoorclassroom #creativity #permaculture #kununurra
Our Pergola is ready for planting our Gourd(Hue) seedlings, excited to see them hanging down over the frame in the coming months.
🌵How beautiful is this box of succulents? 🌵 I'm starting a garden at work for everyone to enjoy. This is the first contribution from a colleague. Made my morning 🌞 Neither of my thumbs are green so I have no idea what I'm doing, just a vision of veges, herbs, flowers and these babies. The idea being that we'll have a beautiful garden to visit and if we're lucky enough, some produce to share with our neighbourhood (my other vision is for a community pantry/fruit/vege stand). Any tips and ideas will be gratefully received 😊
5 reasons why I garden. Yes number 5 is community that includes all my friends I’ve made here 🥰 thank you all. Link in the bio. .
I feel like I got a little more personal on this post... let me know 👍🏻 or 👎🏻
Two of my garlic beds (~33 cloves of Kay’s backyard softneck) got a chop chop today ✂️✂️✂️
I’ve noticed over the last few weeks some yellow wilting leaves, so I thought it was a nutrient problem, and fed them today. While I was up close and personal with the garlic, I noticed bright orange spots 😭 this is my first time growing garlic, and from what I’ve researched it appears to be garlic rust, and there’s not much I can do. Some ideas were to give it a trim job, and use neem and hope it stays alive and produces small cloves to use as seed 😔 so that’s what I did. Seems concerning it’s happening so early in the season. I planted these in October. I treated my other 10 garlic with neem as a preventative measure. I don’t even know if neem helps with garlic rust. I read in a couple places sulfur can help too?? Anyone used sulfur?
Does anyone have experience with this? Has anyone’s garlic recovered after having this happen? Should I just tear them out? Is it too late to start over with garlic here in so cal 10b? Wah. Please let me know your experience!
#garlicrust #gardenpests #gardenfail #kaysbackyardgarlic #softneckgarlic #organicgarden #urbanorganicgardener #organicgardening #fallveggies #communitygarden #gardeningwithkids #gardenmama #neemoil #kitchengarden #allotment #allotmentlife #garlic
The Christmas tree chronicles 🎄
Despite what our Instagram story may tell you, we finally got our Stanmore Christmas tree up! We’re going to give her some time to settle before we decorate however so watch this space for the final details! To be continued...