On Saturday June 21, with the help of our new friends and neighbors, we were able to plant a lovely new part of St. Aidans’ garden. This was a project sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener’s office (thank you thank you), spearheaded by Paul Matalucci and implemented by the wonderful people from Friends of the Urban Forest. The project is related to a median strip beautification project for Diamond Heights Blvd. which also began on Saturday (check out the pretty plants there.) Slide show below shows the project and expresses gratitude and thanks for all who got their hands in the dirt and made our neighborhood a little greener.
A few updates and a small slide show for mid-June…..We had our second harvest from our little garden and it went to the Free Farm Stand in the Mission. This is a Sunday farm stand full of local produce, all given away free. Tree, my friend from the Free Farm, runs this great community program. Also our potatoes are coming along and the community herb garden at Little Red Hen is looking pretty nice. Finally, some photos from a visit of Free Farm friends Stanley, Pia, Alice and Joyce, to Tree’s new garden at 23rd and Shotwell – a lovely oasis in the City. Friends and gardens, what could be better?
A pretty exciting day - today was our first harvest from the Little Red Hen garden, for Diamond Diners, our senior lunch program at St. Aidan's. What we have grown so far -- some nice chard and parsley, nasturtiums and scallions. From sister gardens, we have chives from St. Mark's Lutheran, lettuce from my husband's awesome garden, and a beautiful onion from Leah, a new friend at Little Red Hen garden. Leah said this was her "best onion" and she wanted us to have it for Diamond Diners.
Stephanie is one of my very dearest friends in the world. We met one summer in College while working on a research project, and we went out for ice cream and to talk every single night. (Oh for the days of eating ice cream every night....) Steph is a native San Franciscan with a garden to die for.......I just think if everyone could glimpse her garden every day, our world would be a better and more peaceful and grounded place. Thank you Steph, for the little bit of heaven that your garden represents for me.....
Deacon at St. Aidan's