Thursday, July 9, 2015

Growing Young Gardeners Club - Pollinators and Blooms

         Growing Young Gardner's Club.             Pollinators and Blooms

The Growing Young Gardeners Club 

met for the fifth session at Wheeler Park on 1100 Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont on July 9, 2015. 

The Growing Young Gardeners Club is 
collaboration with the Machia Wilderness Camp
and the Burlington Garden Club

Pollinators and Blooms     Today we talked about pollinators and blooms. Who are they? Are they important and what do we do if they went away. Oh no!      

We walked around the butterfly garden, our pollinator garden and other gardens.

South Burlington, VT Photos - Growing Young Gardeners Club

Wheeler Community Gardens, SB VT

 We weeded and surveyed damage of critters eating our vegetables. We sprayed some vermin repellent. Fingers crossed.
We happily picked our first harvest 
of a few radishes and a few turnips.

      We delivered them to the food shelf. 

We finished with journal writing, a (competitive dad v[s] kid) word search and color sheets. ~Janette Hasenecz

Great for my grandson to see where the food goes, see people shopping there, [food shelf] what it takes to qualify to get food there and where other food donations come from. Learned about free breakfast for community and how there might be turnips in tomorrow's breakfast from our donation! ~Lari Goldsmith. Photo credit for two E. Food Shelf photos ~Lari Goldsmith. 

Milkweed flower smells as fragrant as a rose. 

Sunshine from the ground up.

Garden quiz time. The answer is...

                                           See you next week. 

Photos:  Janette Hasenecz

Click here to view issue # 1 Introduction to  Growing Young Gardeners Club.  
Click here to view  Week 1 Hands and Seed(lings) meet soil. (many photos)
Click here to view  Week 2 Lessons begin, seeds sprout, weeds emerge. Critters start harvest early, more seeds planted. 
Click here to view  Week 3 Weeding and Composting
Click here to view Week 4 Wash out and Rebuilding. 

Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community.