Thursday, October 31, 2013


On and off we have discussed pickling, and those of us who have done it share a little about the process.   We just did a more thorough presentation and learned about the fermentation method vs the boiling method.

All the pictures above show the fermentation method.

Ginger shows us the boiling method. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

A little bit of learning

Jamaica is kind of a mystery plant to us, so we grew one.

 Ginger is harvesting the flower buds.

Plans are made to make tea on this brisk cool morning.
And so, a little bit of learning took place.

Friday, October 25, 2013


 Can you see the happiness in her face?

Yep, harvesting does that to you.

Friday, October 18, 2013


Hollyhocks do grow in places other than cottage gardens.

And it seems they come back year after year and seen in this picture.  This spot has had the beautiful hollyhock growing for several years now.
Perfect for hummingbirds.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Native plants

The native plant plot is full of the goodness below.  

This plot is also known as the educational plot and much learning is going on. Jicama, And something similar is name which I don't remember.  See, there is learning going on.

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's Fall

 It is Fall at the garden.  The people wear coats in the chili mornings.  Plans are made for planting and advice is given about many things, things only found in a garden.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013


The task of setting up a school garden is challenging, but it can be accomplished with the help of people like Douglas who promptly respond to call for help.

Here is adjusts the tubing that will supply water to Aprende's plots.