Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The First Harvest

Over the past few workdays we have accomplished alot. We went to the roof deck at W 108 St. and planted roses, climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle and wisteria. The purpose of which is to have them climb attached to the lattice work near the fence and entwined around the wooden furniture. I brought in compost from my worm bin in my apartment and added it to some of the most recent plants that we planted. We planted black beans & pumpkin. We went over to E 111 St. and added soil mixed with compost to the area where we removed the rocks, stones and construction debris. We began to harvest crops that are starting to sprout. So far we have harvested collard greens, radishes, arugula, lavender, bok choy and mint. Natalie made ice tea with the mint for us to drink. We have not yet made a decision as to whether we will sell our produce at a farmer's market or to the food Co-Op that I recently joined, so each worker has been taking the harvested plants for our own use.

- Lloyd Stacey Van Rossum

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