Brooke Kornegay, Farm Manager at the The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Teaching & Research Farm donated over 6 pounds of garlic to Lettuce Learn.
We will distribute the garlic to school gardens throughout our network. Kids will help plant the cloves this fall and be able to watch it grow into garlic scapes and new garlic bulbs next spring and summer.
A huge shout out to Brooke and all the great students and faculty who make the SD farm flourish!
Lettuce Learn received some great news the other day. We were one of fifty-two projects from across the state selected to receive FREE MILKWEED! This is going to make an awesome addition to our pollinator gardens! This is also great news for our beautiful Monarch Butterflies, as they survive on milkweed throughout their life cycle.
Interested to find out more about beneficial plants for pollinators? Find out here!
What an unbelievable year! Lettuce Learn was able to accomplish so much this year thanks to the earliest financial support from all those who backed our Barnraiser Campaign. We simply can't say thank you enough for believing in us and supporting our cause. In return for those who gave at the $50-$100 giving levels, we delivered beautiful bouquets of flowers to some of the 'teacher heroes' in our community. Not only do our bouquets smell just divine, but they came out of our own Lettuce Learn gardens, too!
To catch a glimpse of the lucky teachers and the gorgeous flowers presented to them, check out the awesome gallery below!
If you're spending your precious garden time squishing bugs, it's important to remember that not all bugs are bad! Some bugs are extremely beneficial for our gardens. Sometimes, good bugs can be disguised as bad bugs.
Let's talk about a favorite (and often misunderstood); the Ladybug.
Let this be a lesson to you....don't be so quick to judge! Just because it's ugly doesn't mean it's bad! This is a common misconception. Didn't your mother ever teach you to not judge a book by its cover? Ladybugs will eat all kinds of bugs that we don't want in our gardens - like aphids! Make sure you do your research before you get out there and start squishing bugs or spraying your garden down with harmful chemicals.