I forgot to post this picture of last week's harvest, which went to the Free Farm Stand - which celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Mission! Wow! Ten years of giving away beautiful produce and love and along the way building a community of peace and hope. I think this means that my friend tree, founder of the stand, and I have known each other nearly 10 years now, too - what a blessing.
It was a beautiful SF Saturday today - a little on the cloudy and breezy side, but mild. The gardens looked great - plenty of weeding to do! I saw hummingbirds in all 3 gardens I was in today - St. Mark's, Little Red Hen, and my own garden. What a gift.....they are such special creatures.
We had a wonderful harvest of greens from the Little Red Hen garden, for this month's Diamond Diners senior lunch program. It's amazing what some wonderful rainfalls will do for the garden!
Happy Easter from the Little Red Hen garden - I'm home after the Easter Vigil at St. Aidan's and also we had a lovely Holy Saturday service this morning. A full and beautiful day - and the garden reiterated the beauty of creation...
I visited the Little Red Hen garden today to find an absolutely perfect tulip. Seems like a little harbinger of Easter and spring! With thanks to my friend Paul who must have planted the bulb as he tended the plot before me - and with thanks for the rain that helped create such a beautiful little piece of creation.
I'm unfortunately fighting the flu but felt slightly better for a while this afternoon and went over to water at Little Red Hen. The sage that I transplanted from the St. Aidan's container garden is doing amazingly well - I wasn't sure how well the move would work but it looks really pretty. Happy February, all......
December and January gardening can be a challenge - the birds have been hungry at the Little Red Hen garden and ate up my new lettuces very quickly a few weeks ago. But we did have a lovely small New Year's harvest at St. Mark's which I shared with our friends at Western Park Apartments. New kale is planted at Little Red Hen (hopefully less appealing to the birds....) so more on progress there soon! Sending Happy New Year greetings to everyone in the meantime.
We've had lovely little harvests this fall from the St. Mark's garden - herbs (especially rosemary!), onions, lettuce, potatoes, a few carrots. And we even have lettuces growing in a bed that formerly seemed too shady. With thanks and gratitude to the people of St. Mark's for hosting us and loving the garden.
Saturday was a gorgeous slightly chilly SF day.....It was great to spend time both at the St. Mark's garden and at Little Red Hen. Just a few photos of the lettuces, an eggplant, and the herbs and rosemary we've tended. Amazing to be gardening veggies in the late fall - one of the many things I love about California.....
Spent a lovely Saturday morning at the St. Marks's garden with Kris, and with Susannah, a wonderful former student who is in town and who had worked with us at the Free Farm. It was a morning of weeding (no shortage of those!), catching up, remembering the Free Farm days, and reflecting. We had a sweet little harvest, also, that went to the Free Farm Stand. A blessed time.
Deacon at St. Aidan's