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 9, 2009

We now have a compost container!

Thanks to Felix, Jeronimo, and Roy, our compost container is finished! It is located on the east side of the COBuilding in the gated area. Attached is a list of items that are ok to compost. So start collecting in your homes and around town at area restaurants, too!

Contact us a ccuccio@mcfaddin-ward.org for more details.

Happy composting!!

Good things to add:

* Fruit and veggie scraps from your kitchen
* Coffee grounds (the filter is fine too!)
* Tea bags
* Grass clippings
* Ash from your barbeque pits and fireplaces
* Leaves

Things that can’t be added:

x Meats, fish or bones
x Dairy products

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