Saturday, June 28, 2008

PING workshop.....

Four members of Seagrove Community Garden spent today at a workshop on beekeeping and building cross-cultural community at Anathoth Community Garden in Cedar Grove, NC. We spent the day working in their garden, sharing a phenomenal pot-luck lunch, listening to 2 Argentine beekeepers, and finished up the afternoon with a panel discussion about inviting other cultures into our community gardens. This was the 5th.workshop in a six-part series sponsored by PING, a collaborative effort between our garden, Covenant in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Anathoth. The final workshop will be held at Cedar Grove UMC and will be about food preservation.
We spent much of the morning digging potatoes and pulling up onions.
Georgia, Beth and Susan taking a break in the shade.The beekeepers from Argentina.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Whew! Summertime.....

Yep. It's summer time. Although we got a lot of harvesting accomplished this morning, that was all we did, for the most part, and that in less than 2 hours. Today we harvested a few sugar snap peas, lots of leaf lettuce, scallions, a few peppers and quite a bit of swiss chard. Our several varieties of squash are blossoming and will soon be ready for harvesting, the potatoes too. Both the peppers and tomatoes are hanging with fruit, and the corn is thigh-high and tassling. Ain't nothing like fresh sweet corn!
Venetia Smith cutting off the first heads of lettuce.
Tony Garner, taking over in the lettuce quadrant, while Barbara Graves and Debbie Dowling harvest sugar snaps.
Blair Dowling checking the progress on the squash.
Venetia and Barbara taking a well-deserved water break while harvesting Swiss chard.