Garden Work Day Success!

We have had a really busy spring growing our seedlings in the Greenhouse. Today was our first work day in the Service Learning Garden. Thanks to everyone who came out today to help move the babies from the greenhouse to the garden. More pictures to come later of our Lettuce Grow Inaugural Garden Work Day.

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Garden Work Day Sucess!

We have had a really busy spring growing our seedlings in the Greenhouse. Today was our first work day in the Service Learning Garden. Thanks to everyone who came out today to help move the babies from the greenhouse to the garden. More pictures to come later of our Lettuce Grow Inaugural Garden Work Day.

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Things are getting green in here!

One of our project participants expressed it best this week, “things are getting green in here” and they definitely are.  Over the last few weeks we have planted hundreds of seeds, and watered lots and lots of sprouts, some days more successfully than others!  

We have planted:
Basil
Sweet Peas
Sweet Pepper
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Spanish Cumin
Asian Squash
Spanish Tomatoes – Green and Purple
Bell Pepper – Green
Arugula Salad Greens
Dill
Broccoli

We will be offering some of our young plants in variety 6 packs as part of a spring fundraiser. Shoot us an email to set some aside for your tax-free donation.  Our produce will be going into the Farm to School program here in Cabell County and also into the local food system via The Wild Ramp.

 

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Lettuce Grow: Progress in the Greenhouse.

We have been working hard over the last few months developing our garden program. We've made a number of huge steps, the first being a name change. After meeting with program partners and other stakeholders we feel that Lettuce Grow is a better name for the garden program.

We have set up our space in the Greenhouse at Marshall University and are working on modifying the Jr. Master Gardener curriculum.img_4107 We are also starting to enroll participants in our pilot project, some of our middle school, high school participants have planted seeds and started on some of the experiments in the greenhouse.

img_4112They are learning about propagation from seeds, stems, leafs and from fruit.

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We spent the day in the Garden.

Our Lettuce Work project team spent the day in the Garden getting things ready for winter. We also helped on the preparations for the new Hoop House which will be used to overwinter some plants and also start our speciality greens in February. A very fun day.

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