Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Holidays

Our annual Holiday Social was fun.  

Good people.  And funny if you are Toby.

Good food.

And a game where everyone goes home with a gift.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Miss Marni

As a Food Bank committee member she gets ready to make a delivery of freshly picked produce to TCAA.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The big bad chipper

Our chipper is essential for recycling the unused plants at the end of the seasons.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In August

In August the garden is sleepy, hot, and with a few exceptions, not growing very much.

Flowers do grow.

The grape vine is alive.

Shading is important.

Now we wait for a little more coolness, and eagerly plan Fall planting.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


 Beginning of summer. 

End of summer.

If you want to learn more about growing corn click here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learn to grow anything

Learn to grow anything.  The tech project OpenFarm is a free, open database of gardening information that anyone can contribute to or access anytime. The project aims to be the Wikipedia of gardening and farming and offers green thumbs of all levels the knowledge they need to grow the crops or plants they’ve been longing for­.

Go here if you want to start learning.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

What do the neighbors see

Anyone driving by on Bonarden will see what I saw one lazy afternoon.

The tomatoes are going crazy and supplying the foodbank with food, and the sunflowers are there to remind us to look up and notice beauty.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

It's that time

It's squash time.  Melons, Zucchini, etc.

It's deliciously good to walk through the garden and discover these pretties hiding under leaves. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When you have a squash party

When you have a Squash Party you have Marni and her daughter make Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Behold the masterpiece:

I can attest that it was divine.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Name this bug

Found in a plot at FIGG.  Can you name this bug?

Look at the eggs!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aprende Grows

Aprende's Garden is finished.

This is the latest team of parents, students, and teachers who came together for the project.
Teams are made of people with different skills with a common goal.  Yep, that is us.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Little Ones

This bright, friendly, and all around adorable girl knows her vegetables.

It is heart warming to see parents teach their little ones about the earth and food.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

America's Favorite

Yes, the tomato is America's favorite vegetable.

And they are growing all over the garden.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Name that vegetable

Just think long term for a moment.  The young children that visit the garden during their YMCA Spring break will go home knowing that a carrot comes from the ground because the pulled one up, washed it, and chewed on it.

Lives are made richer because we created a place where learning takes place.  Dirty, sweaty, fun learning.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


In March we take out the old and start the new.  It was one of the work days we have.  The bulk of the gardeners come out along with Aprende NJHS students.  This time we added gravel to our paths.  Working as a group enables us to get a lot done.  

Rob and Barb


A truck load of mulch

Chipping for the compost pile


Sunday, March 2, 2014

2nd Annual Plant Sale

What a fantastic day it was.  It was fun all around and we are grateful for the support of the community.

Most of the team.

She is a precious doggie.

Lots of tomato plants.

The Tower.

A special musical treat.

For the birds.

One of our local supporters.

Children in the sand box.

Visiting the horse.


More family.

Cleaning up.

A big thanks goes out to everyone who worked so hard prior to the sale and at this lovely cloudy morning during the sale.  It was fun and enjoyable to share all we are doing with the community.