We had a lovely harvest of greens today - lettuce, arugula, chard, mint, chives, lemon verbena - lots for the Free Farm Stand in the Mission. Hopefully tomatoes are coming - many nice green ones are there, but not ripe yet. Still hoping, as I said last time....
We have lots of greens going at the Little Red Hen garden - tomatoes are not ripening yet, but here's hoping! And the squashes are trying hard. We're enjoying the clearer air in SF and even some blue sky. A very nice change....
St. Aidan’s has joined the Good News Gardens movement of the Episcopal Church - you can check it out here: episcopalchurch.org/good-news-gardens. This is an initiative that was designed for the time of COVID, intended to help with food insecurity in our neighborhoods, and to make real the idea that we all can do something to support others in this time. A group of us are going to start by planting greens that we can donate to the Food Pantry and Diamond Diner. We’re focusing on lettuce, chard, arugula, spinach. These veggies grow well in the fall, even in foggy San Francisco. We’ll compare notes and cheer each other on - please join us!.
For some reason, I decided to try to grow tomatoes in San Francisco during our COVID time. Usually tomatoes are an exercise in futility in our foggy climate - but I have gotten a first harvest! A little good news in a sea of ---- well, not so good news. Happy Labor Day weekend to everyone...
Deacon at St. Aidan's