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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Woes

Brrr! It has been cold! Freezing temperatures have really done a number on our garden! We lost our lovely basil and our peas have given in to the harsh temperatures. Though there is not much to look at right now, we have a few tough veggies holding on, despite the blustery winds.

Last week we harvested some carrots, leaving a few in the ground to get a little bigger. Our broccoli is holding on and maybe in a month's time we will have some ready to harvest. We have some dill and cilantro as well as some chives that have survived. Just like our shivering veggies, we too will gladly welcome the warmer temperatures that are sure to come our way in the next month or two. Once the warmer weather comes, we will enjoy a Spring surprise of daffodils and muscari that have been lying dormant during the winter months.

We will soon be planning our Spring garden. We will host a volunteer meeting in a few weeks and are looking for more volunteers. The meeting date will be posted soon, so stay tuned! We would love for you to join us!

Are you gardening this winter? Tell us about it by clicking on the comment link below this post!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

天下攘攘,皆為利往;天下熙熙,皆為利來. ....................................................