Today we had 10 youth volunteers and their 2 adult chaperone's from WPG United Methodist Church helping in the garden along with our two Master Gardener volunteers Deb and Bridget.
We divided in 4 teams. Two teams tackled weeding the kohlrabi, pak choi, carrots and the raspberry patch. The two other teams
learned how to set up the cucumber teepee's and lift up the cucumbers to get them off the ground and onto the twine supports of the teepee's.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, the vertical gardening gets the vegetables off the
ground, makes it easier to see and harvest the produce and provides more space to grow other plants. After the weeding was done all 4 teams made quick work of finishing as many teepee's as we had time to set up.
When our work was done, we walked the
garden and everyone found that one or two of their favorite vegetables were growing in the Giving Garden. Many votes went to corn and tomatoes as the favorites with carrots coming in second followed by cucumbers and even Brussels sprouts!
Delicious watermelon was a thirst quenching and energy restoring snack for this great group of volunteers.