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Friday, July 28, 2017

Almost half way through summer and our garden is thriving!

Thanks to the hard work of our amazing volunteer team, St. Cecilia's school gardens are thriving. Our onions, carrots and beets look fantastic and will be huge by the time students and teachers return.  Our potatoes and pumpkins are growing; we have a new crop of radishes planted thanks to a lovely volunteer and we just harvested our first crop of lettuce and second crop of kale.

There is always a silver lining in everything:  while the rainy weather might be dampening our outdoor activities, our gardens sure do like it and since our irrigation pipe is broken again we are grateful also to Mother Nature for the water it has been providing for our crops.  I don't think there will be a need to ask the fire department to water for us this year!  

Yesterday, we again donated 5 garbage bags full of fresh lettuce and kale to the Parkdale Food Centre and they remarked how excited they were to receive this as lettuce and kale is one of their more expensive purchases to make for clients.   They tweeted about us yesterday to say thanks for the donation which you can check out here:

We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation!
Thriving garden!

Volunteer checking out our carrots

Harvested Kale
Bags of lettuce and kale!

Making a donation to Parkdale Food Centre

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