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Two Upcoming Garden Events

Guerrilla Gardening
Montclair Food Revolution
Creating an Edible Landscape
Harvest Festival at Wellness in the Park

Sunday October 12th 10am-5pm

Brookdale Park–Watchung Avenue Entrance
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Guerrilla Gardening Montclair invites you to join us for a day of exciting festivities at the Harvest fest at the Wellness in the Park!

Come learn how to grow your own food even if you’ve never grown anything before!

Fun for everyone: Vegetable Racing, Vegetable Bowls, Food Samples, Great Recipes – Wow! What a way to celebrate our Fall Harvest!

Learn how to be a part of Guerrilla Gardening, or how to bring Guerrilla Gardening to your community.  Sign up for next year as a Pioneer Planter, Foster Parent for Plants or a Plain Old Participant.

Renaissance Students Visit Their Garden Classroom

As an introduction to their Environmental Studies class at Renaissance Middle School, Mrs. Emily Cullen took her 7th grade students on a tour of the school garden.  The students sampled some tomatoes and discovered the many ripe fruits and vegetables waiting to be harvested.

Ripe cherry tomatoes

Ripe cherry tomatoes

 

Students explore the bed of sweet potatoes

 

Pumpkis were started from seed in the spring by last year's environmental science students.

Pumpkins were started from seed in the spring by last year’s environmental science students.

Mrs. Cullen plans to utiilize the school garden as the students learn about low impact living, food preservation, carbon footprints, and sustainability.

 

 

Bradford Students Snack on Summer’s Bounty

For the past week Bradford students have been getting a taste of the garden in their morning snacks.

So far the kindergarten and first grade classes have sampled raspberries or cherry tomatoes.

Also this week, we harvested the remaining basil to make pesto for our 6th annual PestoFest, which will be held on October 24th – Food Day!

Harvested basil awaits processing.  The smell of fresh basil permeated the halls, much to the delight of students and teachers alike.

Harvested basil awaits processing. The smell of fresh basil permeated the halls, much to the delight of students and teachers alike.