Tuesday, November 24, 2009
They learned about the nutritional value of pumpkins and their many uses - and get this: the biggest pumpkin ever grown weighed over 1,000 lbs! They snacked on cider, cookies and pumpkin soup. Finally, they had a blast painting their very own pumpkin. We had some interesting doozies in there...those girls and their pink! Despite the chilly weather and the unfortunate paint on the clothes - the Sterling Garden Club had a great time! Special thanks to members of Fourth Presbyterian of Greenville for helping with the event.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
In the words of our wise Mr. Rowland Alston, "Happy gardening everyone!"
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
As of July 14th, St. Francis has begun the process of worm composting thanks to our Food and Nutrition Director, Paul Manuel.
"Within about a month I expect that we will be composting 10 pounds of vegetable trim waste per day. The compost material will be added back into our garden plots to further enrich our growing material. In addition, we will be adding worms to our garden plots as they mature and multiply which will also improve our soil conditioning. Once the plots are filled with the compost material, our goal would be to bag up this material and sell it to the community as an income source for the community garden project." - Paul Manuel
With this exciting news, opens the door for education in the community. Beginning mid-September, St. Francis will host our first group of children from the community to learn about nutrition in the garden, worm composting and germination.
Please check out Paul's demonstration at the following link:
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
(Picture to follow)