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, February 23, 2010

Spring is Springing

We have endured a cold winter! Most of our crops did not survive the fluctuating temperatures, but a few tough vegetables are holding on, despite the freezing weather.

Throughout the cold season, we were able to harvest carrots, while the cilantro and dill are still going strong. The broccoli is growing slowly, but surely, and tiny florets are forming in the center of their masses of blue-green leaves. We are looking forward to their maturity so we can make some delicious broccoli-cheese soup!

As we gladly welcome the warmer weather that will come our way in the next couple of months, come by to see the garden. We are awaiting a spring surprise of daffodils and muscari that have been lying dormant during the winter months. Their lovely yellow and blue blooms are sure to be a real treat.
We would love for you to be a part of our fun victory gardening program. We have such a great time together and would love for some new gardeners to join us. The program is a wonderful opportunity to learn more or to share your knowledge.


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