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.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tom Wright Gets Ready

Tom Wright from Channel 6/KFDM did a live broadcast from our Victory Garden for his series about gardening. He is following the progress of the four garden beds and he was able to show his viewers the many sprouts peeking out from the ground. MWH Staffer Carol Cuccio showed him how she is watering the garden, including using a drip system. Because it is getting hotter in the afternoons, watering nearly every day will become essential. Fortunately, volunteers are stepping up to the job.
Tom's next visits are May 20th and June 17th. Watch Live at Five on Channel 6.

Anyone else interested in digging, planting, weeding, watering, and loving our gardens, give the museum a call. 409-832-1906

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