Archive | February, 2015

Saladbration!

18 Feb

One of our favorite traditions in the Titan Garden takes place during a cold, not very garden-friendly time of year.  Usually in January or February when the weather is iffy to go outside.  We may score a beautiful hint of spring now and then, but we are still getting the cold days down into the 30s and 40s.  But during this time of year, something beautiful is going on outside in our vegetable garden.  The winter vegetables, which don’t mind the chill, are really coming along.  The beautiful lettuce and colorful cauliflower and broccoli.  Snow and snap peas.  Cabbage and chard.  And the carrots, hidden beneath the soil making you wonder if they are growing at all.

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So we had a wonderful harvest thanks to some very warmly dressed volunteers.  Each grade got to enjoy freshly-made salad from the Titan Garden with orange and red carrots, kale, lettuce, white and purple cauliflower, broccoli and snow peas.  IMG_0834IMG_0830IMG_0829Then they voted for their favorite vegetable in the saladbration.  With the younger kids, carrots was the clear winner.  But we had quite a spread of votes votes for the older kids, with many loving the broccoli because they had seen the bright yellow flowers it producesIMG_7637IMG_7638

Thank you to our food services staff for giving us great support in the prep for the event and to the amazing volunteers who put in lots of time to prepare and serve.

Winter in the garden

2 Feb

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Winter may seem slow to some, but the garden always seems to surprise you when you think nothing is going on. The Titan garden winter vegetable garden has really taken off. With broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, kale, radish, carrots, cabbage, and more, there’s no shortage of activity or color. Our lucky garden volunteers who are caring for the garden right now are really getting the pay off in their harvest.

Soon it will be spring, and time to plant the vegetables that usually get most of the attention of the year. But the quiet winter garden is a lovely place and the vegetables can’t be beat.