Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy Summer Solstice!
-all of the garden beds are now planted! Groups involved in planting and caring for the raised and ground beds include: Independent Living, Riverside Glen Retirement and Long Term Care, Friends of the Family Senior Care and Family Resources, Community Living, Riverside Residence, The Warley Family, KidZGrow participants, and many more individuals.
-60 grade 3's from Ken Danby recently visited to explore the garden with their keen senses. They brought scarlet runner bean seedlings that they started in class and brought them to plant in the GEG.
-currently flowering in the garden are beautiful clematis, chives, chamomile, pink and white peonies (they smell heavenly). The lavender will start to come into flower soon.
-we held 3 horticultural therapy teaching sessions in the spring so that community members can get a sense of how plants can offer us gifts for healing, growth and pleasure. Many more exciting sessions are taking place throughout the summer months. Check out 'upcoming events' tab to the right for more information.