4.2018

Zion Nat'l Park, Columbine

(sub) Urban greenhouse farming

Our neighborhood farmer’s group met last week for a work-hour in the greenhouse. Remember, I am sharing this experience with 6 – 11 year olds…

Here are a few young (sub)urban greenhouse farmers introducing themselves:

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A highlight of our time together was the harvest and eating of our first radish! I chopped up the greens and sliced the radish, poured a drop of home-made dressing and we dug in…

 

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After our shared harvest, Ayva got busy with the splitting of some kale seedlings to be transplanted into a growing sack:

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My buddy Kai and I have been eager to plant carrot seeds; we’re experimenting by placing seeds into the growing pellets and some directly into the soil in a growing sack. We’ll see what differences arise as the seeds sprout and grow…

 

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This neighborhood greenhouse project brings me great joy…

 

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Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery

Robin Mallery is passionate about food! Starting from where and how it's grown, to how far that food travels to the dinner table, to how it is prepared and savored...Robin blends shopping, cooking, and eating tips with her unique Kitchen Zen and mindful meals approach to enjoying real food.

While you are waiting for her to finish the upcoming book, "Kitchen Zen: The Journey to Nourish Body and Soul in Our Changing World", you can find Robin's sporadic blog posts here or on FaceBook.
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