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Georgetown Day School

While the rivalry between George Washington University and Georgetown University may continue, our time spent with the Georgetown Day School at the garden proved that this rivalry does not include the entire neighborhood. In fact, we couldn’t be more excited about the incredible work these high schoolers did for us.

We assigned them with the daunting task to first pull up all the weeds in our community space.

Then students took turns harvesting tomatoes and kale.

And finally, they hauled over bricks, stones, and mulch to create a path and a flower bed,  planted thyme as a cover crop instead of grass, and made beautified our community space!

Thank you Georgetown Day School!!

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One of the GW high school summer classes, Writing in the City, came by the other week for a sensory experience in the garden. After learning about, touching, and tasting the vegetables, the class weeded the corn and herb garden and harvested some carrots.

 

weeding the herb garden

The students took their experiences from the garden and transferred it to paper… well to another blog. Check out their stories about their time at the garden (as well as their other awesome work as well!) http://writingthecity2012.wordpress.com/

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The height of the season may be coming to a close, but the Grow Garden is still at it! Just yesterday we had our biggest yield of all time! We harvested a whopping 128 pounds of food to bring over to Miriam’s Kitchen. You can bet the sous chefs were a bit surprised when we showed up with an entire wheel barrow of fresh food.

Julia brings over the wheel barrow of 128 pounds of delicious produce.

In addition to our normal kale, herbs, cucumbers, and zucchini, we’ve recently starting harvesting a few new, exiting things…

Carrots!

beautiful carrots

These carrots grow in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Looks like these didn’t want to be separated…

friends forever

We’ve also started harvesting a wonderful assortment of melons including some massive watermelons!

Here are our carrots and some melons in Miriam’s Kitchen as some volunteers get ready to prepare the food.

Yum!

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