Week of October 5th
Some days and weeks can have its ebbs and flows of stressful homework assignments, crazy weather or feeling overwhelmed. This week, there was a certain spark that left every day feeling so very full and filled with gifts. Whether it be the crazy sounds of Fleet Week roaring over head, to creative ways to make beat chips from a beat we harvested that was almost the size of my head! It seemed that word has been traveling about Gateway Garden Club, as the garden was filled with a plethora of helping hands taking part in a myriad of ways of allowing this garden and our tummy's to be so fulfilled!
Tomatoes all day and Tomatoes all night! This nightshade has been providing us with pounds upon pounds of delicious juicy essence of summer! And as we start to see ears of corn growing within our corn labyrinth, colors from the flowers and new growth of the trees compliment the health of this thriving Kingdom.
As we prepare for more plants to expand our taste buds, there were a few students who took initiative in starting two new water irrigation lines to help bring drip to more portions of the garden bed.
A weekly beauty is the continuation in the dirty metamorphosis from food and dead plant material back into soil. The involvement of the Compost center also fluctuates every week, and this week we had all hands on deck! Perhaps it was the connection that soil brings nutrient delicious food, or the slightly cool breeze on these hot days, but the involvement was filled with enthusiasm and compassion.
And in discovering a few HUGE beets, we decided to try out our mini solar oven to make some beat chips with a little added olive oil and salt. We had a few delicious additions including a few ripe black bell peppers, tomatoes (surprise!), kale and a mixture of golden beats as well. Home made hummus was brought as a delectable add in. Near the end of this amazing feast, we were gifted ginormous loafs of bread from Tartine Bakery!