I will split these posts today in to one for last week and one for this week as they've both been busy. I feel like I'm constantly saying we're busy... but we are!!
Last week the team got certified in First Aid!! Way to go guys!! Because of that, we had a little gap in production but mostly focused on transplanting and starting our plants outside so they would be used to the weather once being planted in the city planter boxes. As you will also notice, Gordon the Gourd is doing well. The photos below represent last week in the greenhouse where we were in full production and hadn't even started the city planter boxes yet.
If I haven't already explained this, the city planter boxes go out on to the corners of the city streets in the downtown area every year. The Chamber of Commerce connects with Challenge each year to design the layout for the boxes and grow the plants, as well as place the plants, which will be out for everyone's viewing pleasure during the summer. The date the boxes go on to the streets is June 14 so we have been bustling about getting things organized and ready for moving and transplanting.
The tower has been overrun by plants which are no longer growing. Unfortunately, we will be starting from scratch with these guys hopefully next week. As the city planters are time sensitive, they have been our focus.
Our in house plants have done well as we accidentally over watered them last week so they, although having many dead leaves, are surviving well without our attention.
Our worms have been less than happy with us for the lack of food over the last few weeks so we will also work on that next week. I wonder if we have live worms still in our garden tower.... things the future will tell us.
Until next week (aka today as this is a belated post).
We are part of the Employ Ability Skills Program with Challenge Disability Resource Group. We take part in a 12-week program that allows us to learn new skills and foster our interest in growing our own food organically.