Garden Update : February 15th, 2013

Hello everyone!

A sighting! Today I saw a beautiful bright red strawberry growing off of one of our strawberry plants. It was beautiful. I’m not going to show you my picture of it, because I think a real-life viewing will be so much more gratifying for you all. Also, I lost the chord that connects my camera to my computer.

It was quite hot today, so the plants were particularly thirsty. I spent a long time watering. In total I think it was about 15 trips with the watering can to get the job done. Only then did I realize why our prof was saying in class that there should be paid student jobs for maintaining the garden — it’s work!

Other than that, I saw a lot of our recently sowed seeds have begun to sprout. Carrots, arugula,  and a few other herbs in our herb box.

It’s really cool to see our garden growing and getting more organized. Our work is really starting to show everyone!

The strawberry was beautiful.


Upcoming Food & Ag Event By Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

This event has been put up on the E3 Faccbook Page and looks quite interesting.  Here is the description:

 

New Agtivists: Young Visionaries in Agriculture and Artisinal Food Production

The 2013 Santa Monica Farmers Market Panel Discussion Series, featuring chefs and farmers, kicks off with Nate Peitso from Maggie’s Farm, Nate Siemens from Fat Uncle Farm, Matt Parker from Shiitake Happens, and Paul Osher from Bean & Thyme. Moderated by Rose Lawrence from Red Bread.
The event is at the Santa Monica Public Library this Thursday at 7PM.
Facebook Event Page Here