This week at Growing Eden, kids, moms, coordinators and volunteers created beautiful, ephemeral art using flower pedals, leaves, grass and branches we foraged for on site. Farmer’s on 57th Market Garden also donated a bunch of farm fresh flowers for our art and for families to take home. As the summer is heating up, it was a nice break from the sun. We sat together in … Continue Reading
Every year the residents at Pearson Centre Garden Club have a contest to see who can grow the biggest pumpkin! Last year, it was over 300 pounds!
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin stews, soups, and baked goods still did not leave us short of pumpkin! Staff, volunteers, and residents each took some home, and it was a definite fall feature!
This year, the contest is … Continue Reading
Next to our Market Garden where we grow and harvest local foods for CSA boxes, is Garden Club.
Garden Club is a Therapeutic Garden for the residents at the George Pearson Centre. Raised planting beds filled with fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers are planted and cared for by the Pearson residents with the help of volunteers. Each week, Garden Club offers everyone a break from our daily routines, and … Continue Reading
Today marked our ‘half-way’ point through the summer season at the Market Garden already!
As time passes, and weeks change from one to another, so does the harvest featured in our weekly CSA boxes. Today we harvested lettuce, tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, onions, leeks, fennel, and carrots amongst some other crops. Volunteers picked and arranged beautiful bouquet’s of pink, purple, orange and white dahlias to include in our boxes!
If you’re … Continue Reading