Thursday, August 5, 2010

It finally feels like Summer at the farm

It's early August and we've had seven glorious apprentices work in the gardens here at Seeds at City Farm over the last nine weeks. Between planting Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumbers, Yellow Crookneck Squashes, Purple Japanese Eggplants, Kentucky Blue Beans, and a grip of Heirloom varieties of tomatoes we've been harvesting Sweet Potatoes, Chioggia Beets, Purple Haze Carrots,Thai Hot Peppers, Gourmet Salad Mix, Dino Kale, Chocolate Mint, Lemon Verbena and so much more! Our Tuesday Markets from 9:30-11:30am on the City College Campus have been a big hit with students and staff alike.

This Summer the apprentices helped to install a garden at Art Produce Gallery in North Park, a home garden with Victory Gardens San Diego, and have been going out regularly to help with the new farm that Roots has begun in South San Diego along the beautiful Tijuana River Estuary. They have worked tirelessly in helping their areas of the farm grow and have brought delicious edible treats to share with the group during breaks. I will always remember Yael's Sweet Potato Pie and Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies. They have been encouraged to always feel free to use us as guinea pigs when they need to trial a new edible masterpiece! May the Summer Bounty continue!

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