Tag: fruit

What’s Growing at the Fruitful Field- Sept 2010

Collards, Haitian Spinach, Eggplant, Lemon Grass, Persian Lime Figs, Bananas, Papaya, Sweet Potato, Basil Moujean Tea, African Okra, Lagos Spinach, Beans

Tedder Elementary Field Trip 3/23/10

On a gorgeous Tuesday morning almost 100 2nd graders ambled the few blocks from their school to the garden to follow up on last year’s visit and learn new things as well. This visit included Sunflower circle revisit with new seed planting and explanation about 

“Church, community take garden concept to next level”

Check out this article written by the  Methodist conference on the Parkway Tedder Community Garden and its partnering church, Parkway United Methodist.

E- Review Article


Potting tables, Banana trees, Planning Meetings

Things keep moving forward at the Garden!  Pastor Jim and his crew were busily sawing two by fours into custom artisan potting tables (check out the pictures). These  outdoor tables will be set up for working with seeds and potting seedlings.  Stop by some time 

Leadership Workshop

Discover new ways to Celebrate Creation and Build Creative Communities A One-Day Workshop at Parkway United Methodist Church Pompano beach, FL on Saturday, January 30th 2010 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (including lunch) Leard how a small struggling church thought beyond their pews, developed 

Tedder Elementary School 2nd Graders Experience “the garden”!

On the morning of Tuesday November 17th 110 Second graders from Tedder Elementary lined up at school and tromped 2 blocks to the south gate of Parkway Tedder Garden.  Excited to be on a field trip and excited by so many new things literally on their doorstep the fun began!  Five Different stations hosted classroom groups on their discovery path–

  • Comparing soils and planting sunflower seeds
  • Learning about compost (broken down vegetables that become fertilizer) and worms!
  • Native Plants and the new site for a natural kid’s playground
  • Ladybugs, ladybugs, ladybugs!!!
  • Snacks and a tour of the fruit trees.

From the great experience of gardens, bugs, and trees this should be the first of many field trips and the start of a partnership with our local school Tedder Elementary.

Celebration a Big Success and a New Step in Growing

We would like to thank everyone who came to our celebration this past Saturday!  Though the weather was incredibly hot and humid for October, many of you showed up to drink lemonade under the fruit trees, plant a food pantry garden, put your handprints and 

Work Day this Saturday the 22nd

Join us on Saturday, August 22nd, to plant more trees in our urban food forest at Parkway-Tedder Community Garden! What: Help us wrap up the Broward Beautiful grant phase of our project When: Saturday, August 22nd, from 8:00am to 1:00pm Location: 100 NE 44 St, 

Growing in the Summer Heat

A little over a week after planting, here’s a little visual check in! After all the labors of planting, mulching, and the continuing efforts of watering the fruit trees they seem to be enjoying their job of turning dry, rocky ground into a green fragrant mini forest.  Here are some pics.

Let us know if you would like to help water!

We Planted a Beautiful Food Forest

Saturday, July 18th, was a big success. All  the little citrus, mango, banana, tamarind, fig, allspice, sapote etc…. etc… got planted and were standing tall and comfortably surrounded by mulch by 12:30 pm on Saturday! Sure it was hot, dripping tropical hot, but the coolness 

Fruit Tree Arrival

Our fruit trees have arrived! Here are some photos of the gorgeous citrus trees that arrived early this morning. If you want to see the mango, banana and other fruit trees, you’ll just have to come to the garden tomorrow for the big planting! This 

Plant Fruit Trees on July 18th!

Join us on Saturday, July 18th, to plant fruit trees and an urban food forest at Parkway-Tedder Community Garden!

When: Saturday, July 18th from 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 100 NE 44 St, Pompano Beach at Parkway United Methodist

What: Plant 50 citrus trees and 90 assorted mangoes, bananas and other fruit trees.

Who: You and anyone who thinks trees are a beautiful thing!

We are happy to provide community service hours, snacks and water.

What to bring/wear:

  • A sprouted, organic sweet potato or two, to plant in our banana circles!
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, closed shoes (no sandals please)
  • Gloves
  • Work clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Your favorite water bottle

If you have one of these, please label it clearly and bring it along!

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Hoe or Backhoe
  • Wheelbarrow or wagon
  • Pick axe
  • Bucket

Check back here afterwards for photos! Please RSVP if you are joining us, so that we know how many volunteers to expect!

For more info and to RSVP:

954-942-8310 or grow@parkwayteddergarden.com

Youth Group Goes Bananas

On Wednesday, July 8th,  a local youth group will be digging Banana circles! Yes, you heard that right, Banana circles. These are a creative permaculture way of planting tropical banana trees mixed in with sweet potato vines.  The end result are plants that like each