Two Girl Scouts troops, #3009 and # 3426, dug up the Adirondack Red potatoes they grew and cared for all summer at the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens.
The troops plan to donate some of their harvest to the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry.
In total, four different Girl Scouts troops worked in the gardens this summer and shared what they grew with the food pantry.
We were lucky enough to spot two Monarch butterfly caterpillars in our butterfly garden last month.
There may have been more, but we knew of two.
We nurtured them along. kept them safe and once they formed chrysalises we moved them into a netted butterfly house to watch them mature.
Yesterday, one emerged as the gorgeous butterfly you see here. The other should follow any day now.
As many of you know, the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens became a certified Monarch Waystation last winter. This means we provide the plants and habitat Monarch butterflies need to complete their lifecycle from egg to butterfly.
Looks like we did well.
Thank you to Judy. our butterfly foster mother who cared for them.
This big, beautiful watermelon was successfully grown in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens by two of our gardeners.
If you’re interested in having a plot in the gardens next season, put your name on the waiting list now. Applications go out early in 2019.
If you want to know more, come visit the gardens or get in touch by commenting here.
Hope to see you in the gardens, Natalie
I was in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens very early today and picked two eggplants for the Franklin Community Center food pantry from a plot with permission.
One was quite hefty and I think together they weigh at least a pound, maybe more.
It being early and Labor Day, no one was at FCC when I left them on Carolyn’s Bench outside the entrance.
But I hope they find them when they come in because I believe it will put us over the 100 pounds of donated fresh, organically grown vegetables for the season.
We are only a half pound from this milestone. Abby, Julie….let me know!
The pictures tell the story better than words.
The garden is abundant with fresh, organically grown vegetables and sunflowers reaching for the sky. Absolutely beautiful!
This morning Jacob S. harvested 9.1 lbs. of tomatoes and cucumbers for the Franklin Community Center’s food pantry.
That brings the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens total to 99.5 lbs. of donated produce this season.
Thank you to all the gardeners who gave us permission to harvest from their plots while they are away.
UPDATE: Our farm director donated an additional 33 pounds from the farm garden!