Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On Wednesday, July 8th, from 9:30am to 10:45am, we had a group of 15 very excited children from the Boys & Girls club, learning to be gardeners at our Cookman Avenue Garden of Joy.

This group outing was arranged by Marilyn Schlossbach and her assistants, as part of joint ventures with Langosta Lounge and the Gardens of Joy.

The children ranged in ages from 6 to 11, with Renaldo, the 11 year old being the "gardening expert" of the group. During their time at the Garden, the children learned to identify some of the plants growing there; planted seeds and seedlings in our Earth Boxes, tasted fresh mint leaves, harvested green beans and were all round good helpers!

The time for them to leave came all to quickly, but they left promising to come again. We will certainly arrange other gardening classes/outings with the children.