asu cdc garden
asu cdc garden
With the semester starting back, the CDC garden lessons are now held on Thursdays at 3:00 pm. We heavily encourage volunteers to come out and help at any of the lessons, or if you simply want to come out on your own to see/use the garden please feel free to do so! The garden lessons will only be going on through the end of October, so come out while you can!!!
We are now in business and it’s time for y’all to taste what we have to offer! On Wednesdays at 3:30 pm drop by the CDC to pick and choose from that week’s harvest. All we request is a donation to go back towards our organization so that we can keep feeding you! So far, our mini-market has provided straight off the vine sweet peas, cucumbers, and zucchini, crunchy kale and arugula, various herbs, and freshly made zucchini bread, and with the growing season peaking, our variety will only increase. So come down and check us out!
Today we had the privilege of the Mountain Pathways team and students paying us a visit! The members of MTN Pathways were matched up with our students for some one-on-one teaching.
Multiple lessons were taught, covering vermiculture and the importance of compost, the various stages of insect development, engineering support structures for plants, weighing and mathematics, and invasive plants and insects. The students transplanted pea plants around the support beams of the bamboo trellis. Produce was harvested and we gathered 7 pounds of zucchini, 3 pounds of cucumber, and 1 pound of sweet peas. The produce harvested will be sold in to parents in a sale put on by the students and a portion of the zucchini will be used to make zucchini bread, muffins and chips. Plans to install an irrigation system through the garden along with a rainwater barrel have been set and will take place in the first part of July.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Office
P.O. Box 67 | 969 W King Street
Boone, NC 28607