Children’s Workshop Garden Stretches its Roots and Stems

Little Three Sisters
Little Three Sisters

The school year has ended and the students at Children’s Workshop dispersed like seeds for the summer. Thankfully, we have the Boys Club of New York City around the corner and they are engaged to help tend the Straw Bale and Three Sisters Garden during the hot summer months.

We ran a worm composting project with the boys, which we’ll tell you about in an upcoming post. And they LOVE watering the garden (which is great, because that is the most important task at this stage). They’ve harvested some lettuce and greens and will be back to continue to tend and harvest regularly.

Here are a WHOLE LOT  of photos to show the progress and detail of Children’s Workshop Garden now that it has been fully planted. We’ll follow up with a few separate stories on maintenance and harvesting of some of the plants, (we’ll be replacing the early greens with some summer greens soon), recipes, and of course updates on the Three Sisters’ progress:

Three Sisters As Toddlers
Three Sisters As Toddlers
Strawberry plant
Strawberry plant
Eggplant
Eggplant
Thai Basil
Thai Basil
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
Edamame
Edamame
Peppers and Tomatoes
Peppers and Tomatoes
Sun dapples cucumbers
Sun-dappled cucumbers
Early in their climb
Early in their climb
Cucumbers begin their climb
Cucumbers begin their climb
Bales and Bushels
Bales and Bushels
Cukes and Three Sisters
Bales and Three Sisters
View of Cuke Bales
View of Cuke Bales
Cukes stretching their arms
Cukes stretching their arms
View from tomato bale
View from tomato bale
Three Sisters Close Up
Three Sisters Close Up
Another beautiful cucumber flower
Another beautiful cucumber flower
Bales and bushel containers
Bales and bushel containers in hot sun
Strawberries
Strawberries
The Children's Workshop Garden--full view
The Children’s Workshop Garden–full view
Another view of the Three Sisters
Another view of the Bales and Three Sisters
Tomatoes and Peppers in Bales
Tomatoes and Peppers in Bales
Edamame
Edamame Climbing
The Wall of Cucumbers
The Wall of Cucumbers
Eggplant and Thai Basi
Rosa Bianca eggplant and Thai basil
Three Sisters Growing Up
Three Sisters Growing Up
The Garden is even a set for a Galinsky film
The Garden Inspires Film Maker Robert Galinsky as a Set for a Wedding Scene
Cucumber with Flower
Cucumber with Flower
The Question Mark (because it inspires so many questions from the public)
The Question Mark (because it inspires so many questions from the public)
Three Sisters in the Sun
Three Sisters in the Sun
Children's Workshop Garden bursting
Children’s Workshop Garden bursting
Boys Club at Work photo courtesy of Alex Weidler
Boys Club at Work  (photo courtesy of Alex Weidler)
Three Sisters courtesy of Alex Weidler
Three Sisters (courtesy of Alex Weidler)
Cucumbers  Photo courtesy of Alex Weidler
Cucumbers (Photo courtesy of Alex Weidler)
Collards
Collards (photo courtesy of Alex Weidler) 
Photo courtesy of Alex Weidler
Strawberries (Photo courtesy of Alex Weidler)

 

 

 

 

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