The We Are What We Eat students got our beans, potatoes and artichoke plants in the ground today after recovering the garden from the waist-high weeds. (Thanks ID Vert). It also gave me the occasion to explain the difference between weeds and weed, especially when someone confused the fake strawberry plants for the latter. It appears that no one had any fun at all (or maybe just a little…)
Our new course of We Are What We Eat getting a taste of fall gardening. Fortunately, one of our friends and JP founders spent a summer gardening with his lovely daughter and we came back to well-kempt crops and flower beds. The vandals were ruthless though, once again breaking our pond and destroying one of our bench projects.
Here are a few pics from Louise from the occasion.
For the DLC Days, the Jardin hosted to the Book Club which read excerpts from Lewis Carroll to Ray Bradbury to Shakespeare. Parched from the sun and the willow fluff blowing around, Speaking Near and Far folks had an aromatic herb syrup taste test for the participants and the audience. Trying to recognize the subtle perfumes of rosemary, thyme, lemon balm and mint tickling our tongues, was a great game for a sunny afternoon.
After a summer of vandalism, drought and misguided landscape maintenance which chopped down all of our baby fruit trees, the Field Trip students were ripe with projects to set things right. After planting spring time bombs, they took off on a series of projects on signage, seating, fencing and walkways.
The course Field Trip held its last class yesterday. Trying to finish a series of design projects for the garden: rainwater harvesting, a garden tower, a wind chime… they put on the finishing touches yesterday (as well as cleaning out a couple of plots and planting potatoes and onions…)