Our goal at the McFaddin-Ward House is to teach how easy gardening can be. We hope to inspire others to start their own gardens, and to instill a love of nature and conservation in the hearts of the children that participate in the program. We adopted a "lasagna" gardening method and maintain the project free of pesticides and chemicals.

The 4-bed Victory Garden, which is part of its education program, is supervised by staffer, Carol Cuccio. She has gardened her whole life has a real passion for teaching others to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

To learn more, or to get involved with this fulfilling project, contact us at (409) 832-1906 or email ccuccio@mcfaddin-ward.org.

Monday, February 2, 2009

4 Garden Beds at the McFaddin-Ward House

The buildings & grounds crew went to work and put in 4 raised garden beds. We are getting closer! We did a "lasagna" layering of materials for the raised beds. That is, we built a wooden border above the ground by about 6-inches and then filled the interior with a bottom layer of newspaper, followed by hay, fertilizer, straw, another layer of fertilizer and will cover the top with compost, before we add the vegetables and herbs.

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