The last two Wednesdays I was immersed in the Growing Eden program, surrounded by the laughter of children and their mothers, and a lush thriving garden. We hunted for peas – secret green treasures hidden among green leaves. I held the plant steady while small hands pulled determinedly, until the pea pod popped free. Then we carefully placed each pea into the basket, and the hunt continued.
Meanwhile, a cluster of mothers gathered kale and edible flowers. ‘You can eat flowers?’ led to a discussion about all the lesser known edible parts of the garden. We also harvested about a … Continue Reading
photo credit: Jaclyn Kaloczi
The gardens are in full swing at George Pearson Centre.
This week during Garden Club, in the Pearson Resident’s therapeutic gardens, we harvested multiple heirloom varieties of apples, beans, peas, mint, kale, zucchinis, and carrots.
We tested out two new harvest smoothie recipes: Green Monster and Fruit Punch. Green Monster won best colour. Fruit Punch? Best taste, hands down! See recipes below.
Pearson residents have flowers blooming everywhere in the garden here, from sweet peas to verbena, roses, cosmos, double cosmos, and many more! It’s a joy every Tuesday 1-3pm throughout the growing & … Continue Reading
Beets harvested end of July for our 8th harvest box (of 20) of 2016.
Join our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Pick-up farm fresh veggies every Tuesday, 20 weeks June-October. Register online before our first harvest date June 7th and enjoy the freshest lettuce greens you’ve ever tasted. www.www.farmerson57th.ca/csa/
“We encourage you to visit the farm. Make it your weekly staycation getaway! Harvest day pick-up we enjoy warm afternoons in the sun, talking with people about what’s up in the market garden. Your kids run on the lawn, pick raspberries and poke around the garden. You meet your friends to picnic and visit. Or you grab your grub and rush home to cook … Continue Reading