We are delighted that Grian McGregor of Ivy Vine Players will return to run the summer garden program for a tenth summer. In her words:
Greetings, Garden Adventurers! It’s true; back by popular demand, organic produce from the WDS garden, planted and nurtured by adventurous little hands, will be offered for sale on Garden Cart Fridays. Basil, kale, tomatoes, cukes and more, along with seedlings for your home garden will be available. As the first born of nine kids whose parents grew much of our food, it feels quite natural to find myself surrounded by eager, inquisitive kids with garden tools in their hands. Peak Summer Adventure garden experiences: learning about edible wild plants (some of which turn out to be weeds of the abundant sort), gathering them into amazing, colorful salads, and eating them on the spot!; learning garden songs, accompanied on a sparkly green ukulele; using dibble sticks to transplant tray after tray of basil seedlings; singing The Farmer’s Anthem:
Let the wealthy and great live in splendor and state,
I envy them not, I declare it.
For I raise my own bees, my own hens and fruit trees,
And I shear my own fleece and I wear it.
Rutabagas and greens, blue potatoes and beans
Are the bounty I bring to the table.
Our cuisine is our own, it is locally grown,
And there’s no GMO and no label.