Tag: vegetables

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

Rainy Friday, yes, but Saturday is supposed to be sunny

If Saturday is sunny please plan on joining us by working on some great garden projects. Certainly the plants are well watered!

February and March BIG EVENTS– meanwhile plants keep growing

Parkway Tedder Community  Garden is bursting with activity right now. Between (1) the “Tea in the Garden” fundraising event coming up February 27th (see below and on our Facebook group) and (2) the “Leadership Workshop” coming up March 20th (see Leadership Workshop tab for details) there are lots of ways to get to know us!

Sign up soon for one or both,  meanwhile, here are a couple pictures of flowers this week in both  the community garden and the food forest.

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 

Celebrate With Us!

Everyone is invited to see the gardens, enjoy the entertainment, refreshments and fun activities! Saturday, October 10 from 9AM-1PM See the new Food Forest and discover why it’s there. Find out what “permaculture” really is. Learn about community gardening and get gardening tips. Want a 

Trees, Paths and People

“We are doing this project in big part for people we have not met, or may never personally meet, in fact some of these people may not even be born yet– these trees are an investment in a bigger future. It’s exciting to be a part of this.”

As a couple of us rested in the shade during work on Saturday, this was the conversation. The hundreds of trees are taking shape and it’s not hard to imagine them full grown and sharing their fruit with the community.

Last Saturday was a great wrap up to the Broward Beautiful grant phase of this community project. Some of the team had gone to ECHO on Friday to get the last batch of tress and ground cover for this phase. Part of the day’s activity including planting these trees: avocado, moringa, malabar spinach, papaya, hibiscus and don’t forget the sweet potatoes intertwined in the banana circles! The other part of the day was spent making the permaculture forest ready for people by outlining path borders with logs and filling in the paths themselves with gravel. We also set up two benches– places that will soon be shaded by the growing tress and surrounded by bird sounds as the local wildlife start making frequent visits.

Where is the next step, you might ask? Write Saturday October 10th on your calendar! That’s going to be the Big Celebration Day for the summer’s planting and the kick-off for the winter’s garden season– more information to follow!

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 

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 

Resting, But Not Stopping

Hope you garden folk had a great 4th of July Holiday!  Just a note to say that though we didn’t have a workday Saturday the 4th. The plants have kept on growing and this next Saturday, July 11th, we will get things ready for the planting in Sector 2– the Fruit Forest section– stay tuned!