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Friday, April 17, 2009

Staking Stakes and Chasing Parrots

First thing this morning Keishon, Anthony, John, and Cortez came out to the garden along with Ms. Davis who has not had the chance to visit for the past few weeks. The boys showed her all of the plants that were producing vegetables, she was so excited to see the dramatic transformation that occurred over just a couple weeks in Edible Peace Patch. After her tour Ms. Davis went back inside and the kids helped water all of the beds and flowers. It saddens me to think that we only have a handful of opportunities to hang out with these guys again.
Ms. Hendry's class was scheduled to come out the garden but unfortuneately, they never showed up. Today was field-day Friday so they were probably busy playing tug-o-war! Erica, Teresa, Dylan and I spent the rest of our shift watering and placing new stakes, made from broken trellis, into the Three Sisters garden so the beans had something taller to wrap around. I caught sight of some corn silk poking out between the leaves and stalk, maybe some time this summer there will be actual ears on the plants. Also today I had to scare away a green parrot that swooped down to have a chomp on our ripish tomatoes. The Harvest Festival is quickly approaching and by that time we should be able to harvest some carrots, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, potatoes, turnips, radishes, broccoli, and hopefully a few other things. I can't wait for the festival, good food and good times will be had by all.

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