Saratoga Bridges, an organization that enables people with disabilities to live enriching lives, came to the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens this morning and planted seeds for green beans, mache* and Peppermint Swiss chard.
Working with Garden Director Natalie Walsh, each person planted according to the seed packets instructions, patted the planted seeds for good soil contact and watered well. In the weeks to come, different groups from the organization will care for the plants in their raised bed.
*Mache is a dark salad green, rich in Vitamin C, that grows close to the ground in rosette-shaped bunches that have elongated leaves. It is a favorite salad green in Europe.