Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Off Season Activities and the Coming of Spring

During the Winter Off Season we remained very busy by learning skills that will benefit us wherever we find ourselves in the future.
1. Once again we made glycerin based soap mixed with dried herbs, like lavender and calendula , and essential oils, like Peppermint, Bergamot and Rose.
2. We made paper out of colored and black & white paper.
1. We went to the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
2. We went to a NYCNEN General Meeting on Urban Farming in NYC.
3. We went to the annual Horticultural Society of New York Conference.
1. We cooked a vegetable quiche.
2. We cooked a vegetable stir-fry over bulgar wheat with roasted pine nuts.
3. We cooked an egg, onion, potato fritatta.
4. We cooked banana, apple muffins.

With the coming of the warm weather we have begun making plans for this season. We have bought supplies, ordered seeds, made maps/plans for Morris Ave. and E. 111 St.. We turned over most of the soil at Morris Ave. We planted potato seedlings indoors which are sprouting so we will have a potato crop this season. Finally, we will plant tulip narcissus bulbs, which are perennials, at the Morris Ave. site and the E. 111 St. site. Welcome Spring, Welcome garden.

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