|Nikki from Daily Bread Food Bank with our first of many harvests of this season|
Raised Bed Pollinator and Medicinal Herb GardenWith the major help of Malcolm, our OISE intern/master builder/garden dreamer, we got also busy with some extra gardening projects. Remember that pile of scrap wood and junk that the weeds used to grow in between? Well no more! It's been transformed into a raised bed garden, complete with bee hotel, medicinal herbs and pollinating flowers! And best of all, it's wheel chair accessible!
|Malcolm's creative juices flowing|
|Malcolm with our magnificent trellis for our rapidly growing hops!|
|We made this outdoor sink too with a sink Malcolm found in the trash. Pretty cool.|
Back at Sorauren Farmer's Market for another seasonWe are killing it at market this year. Beautiful and bountiful produce, terrific student volunteers and super rad cargo bikes and flatbed trailers to pull our goods to market free of petrol! Check us out on alternating Mondays at Sorauren Farmer's Market from 3-7pm. Next market is July 7th, see you there!
The Three Sisters
|The pots are for irrigation, and the green you see is clover, which will grow as a permanent path|
The corn is planted first. When the corn is 4 inches tall, the pole beans and squash are planted. Pole beans are a legume, and all legumes take nitrogen from the air and fix it into the soil. Squash and corn love, love, love nitrogen and benefit from their friend pole bean. In return for the favour, the beans climb up the corn using it as a trellis. The squash does its part by covering the soil with it's large leaves, acting as a living mulch and shading out the weeds. It's spiky leaves feel terrible on the paws of corn eating critters, and so it helps protect the crop. The whole thing is gorgeous once in bloom, more updates to come as we grow.
We're Growing Mushrooms
|Wine cap mushroom spawn!|
|Inoculating the wood chips|
|Baby raccoon siblings take shelter at LCI|