Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tiny Gardners

This morning we had the opportunity to visit the Judson YMCA's pre-school program and teach them about nutrition, gardening and worm composting. They were full of energy, eager to learn and incredibly cute. Below shows what fun they had learning about how certain fruits and vegetables help the body part they resemble (with hospital dietitians, Susan Hubbard and Meagan Kennedy) . They had a yummy snack of grapes, celery and cherry tomatoes (aka "ketchup berries"). They also got to plant their own vegetables, visit the worm compost site at St. Francis, and peruse through our community garden. It was a fun morning!

Our Claim to Fame!

We had the privilege of being spotlighted on the popular South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) gardening show "Making it Grow" on September 2nd. Rowland Alston and the SCETV production crew were perfect gentlemen as they found the proper lighting, backdrop and footage for the "b-roll." I was interviewed by Rowland Alston, who inquired about what we are growing in our community garden, the purpose/mission of it, who was involved in developing it, and how we maintain it year round. For information on when it will be aired, please visit

In the words of our wise Mr. Rowland Alston, "Happy gardening everyone!"

L-R: Janice Peele (St. Francis PR coordinator), Rowland Alston, myself