Yesterday, we finished cleaning up the native plant bed at the Hazel Dell Garden. We had a work party with student volunteers from Clark College and The Boys and Girls Club. This bed took two work parties to complete. Student volunteers are vital to making the garden a success. Thank you volunteers for all that you do!
|The native plant bed is all tucked in for the next couple of years.|
|A square foot garden|
In surprise I asked her, “You’ve never eaten peas?”
“No, what are they?”
A fellow second grader firmly replied, “Peas are those bald green things that they make you eat.”
|The garden is growing.|
I turned away and swallowed my laughter. In that moment, I wished that there had been a snow pea hanging off of the vine for her to sample. And never has the importance of school and community vegetable gardens been so clear to me.
|It wasn't too long ago that the beds were being prepared by volunteers.|