28 August 2014
|back from Truro farmer's market|
|one reason to garden|
|soon to be salsa...grill the veggies and puree with fresh cilantro - black skins, seeds and all|
|corn, young onions, hot peppers and a feta egg wash to hold it all onto the puff pastry crust.|
19 July 2014
The Inquirer had one take our program....read all about it
Teen Leadership Corps
at Awbury Arboretum
creating personal and social change through small urban agricultural youth run food businesses….urban grown and raised.
The mission of the Teen Leadership Corps is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to learn about food, farming, entrepreneurship, and each other. Our community works together to create urban agricultural based products and services and to learn essential business skills. We provide youth leadership opportunities and place to learn and to earn.
We envision a world where youth are active leaders, diverse communities feel connected to the land and each other, and businesses work to benefit the communities in which they thrive.
· youth and adult partnerships are at the heart of our best work;
· we are stewards of our land and our community – and, in turn, they sustain us;
· our strength grows from diverse experiences, backgrounds, cultures and points of view;
· in hard work that balances rigor, reflection and fun
03 July 2014
23 June 2014
marveling at the mid-June abundance in my small backyard....
|Cleveland keeps an eye on things. Planters with cabbage, herbs of all sorts and lettuce bedeck the back steps|
|one of the mixed herb planters|
|jerusalem artichokes in a thicket alongside blackberries and bees|
|top bed filled with watercress and irises, and some kholrabi growing in the duckponics set up|
|beans, beans, beans|
|eggplants, peppers and beans|
|more kale, more garlic, and the occasional broccoli plant interspersed with volunteer cilantro|
|kale, chard, kholrabi ready to eat. small bean plants almost ready to fill in|
|last of snap peas growing behind oregano and chive beds|
|so much lettuce interplanted with garlic....all will be harvested soon|
|cucumbers, onions, kale and tarragon share this bed|
|ready to go in the ground. okra, squash, basil and more zinnia plants - in the new mini high tunnel (thank you Sarah)|