Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sunshine Saturday Garden Harvest

 We had a nice turn out for our Garden Harvest .   About 40 people picked Tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, lettuce, Asian greens, carrots , flowers and much more ! The kids had an opportunity to pick  and eat vegetables right out of the garden . In addition we saw wild life of all types including ; Raccoon's, Egrets, Ibis, Crocodiles, lizards all types of butterflies and the hummingbird even stopped by ..  Thanks Kids it was great fun !








Daniella Tosta from our membership dept.  was in the garden  helping with the Harvest 


Friday, December 27, 2013

Heirloom Tomatoes

The first time I saw Heirloom tomatoes was 1991. Bradley Ogden,  a California Chef was promoting a new book, "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" . I would never get too excited about visiting Chef's but this guy brought 2 cases of assorted heirloom tomatoes . The exotic colors, shapes,  and flavors changed my life .  2 years later I had a small farm in Kendall and was growing and selling  them by the case .
My all time favorite , the "Green Zebra" 

check out our garden fresh salad bar today


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

First Harvest

Today was the first harvest of the new growing  season , All vegetables were grown with out pesticides, and served less that 3 hours after being picked ...., Look for the Garden Fresh section every   Wednesday, Thursday and Friday .





Server Alyssa Miro  holds a tray of Heirloom tomatoes, ( Evergreen, Cherokee purple, Green zebra and Valencia)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

30 Days

30 Day's ago on November 9  was our  Sunshine Saturday planting the garden event  !!, I will post 4 pictures  and we can look at the progress over the last 30 day's. Also we begin harvesting next week , look for our Garden Salad bar on Tuesday 12-17..
November 9

December 9

December 9
November 9

Monday, December 2, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Progress Report

The Garden is 2 months old today.  All the vegetables are growing at a steady rate, and the latest cold front has been a blessing. Remember Vegetables love  cool dry weather and insects  hate it.  Today I put 2 Hummingbird feeders near the Garden  , with  2 resent sightings  I'm hopeful  the Hummingbirds will become residents of DBYCC.




Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hummingbird at the Garden

I arrived in South Florida in 1978 and have never seen a Hummingbird until today !  Today at the Garden at 12:30 pm I saw what I identified as a Ruby-throated hummingbird .  Just  one more reason to visit the garden




Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunshine Saturday

The Theme of last Saturday's Sunshine Saturday was Planting the Garden.  The Weather forecast was unfavorable,  and rain showers were off and on all morning , however when people started to arrive the Weather cleared !       About 20 kids planted Napa and Savoy cabbage , Lettuce, Radicchio, Radishes Escarole,  Endive,  Flowers, herbs and much more.   Thank you ever one for all your help .  Hope to see you in March for the Harvest !