Welcome back friends!
As promised May has been filled with lots of amazing people doing wonderful things for Over-the-Rhine People’s Garden (OTRPG) and our community. We started off this month with the Garden Giveaway event. About 20 volunteers, OTRPG gardeners, employees of the Civic Garden Center, and 35 students and teachers from St. Francis Seraph School rocked out an amazing workday and upgraded a few areas of our garden. Check out the pictures below to see everyone in action and all of the work they did! Thank you, thank you:)
This month St. Francis Seraph students and OTRPG gardeners learned all about bees from our local friends at Gaiser Bee Company. 2nd graders were so inspired when they learned how important bees are to our food chain they worked with their art teacher and our OTRPG Garden Coordinator to create 2 bee baths that were later installed in Over-the-Rhine People’s Garden.
Many gardeners came together to prep and prepare their beds along with the communal garden spaces. Last weekend gardeners, Wesley Chapel Mission Center, and GoCincinnati teamed up for one incredible work day! Doesn’t the garden look great? Thanks again everyone. You’re amazing! 🙂
Spinach galore! Our multi-generational raised beds that were planted with spinach seeds last month are loving all of the rain and sunshine. Gardeners have been enjoying this yummy superfood in smoothies, sautéed with dinner and in salads.
Our mixed field greens are also doing very well, and are being enjoyed by many of the gardeners and volunteers too.
Say HELLO to some of our wonderful OTRPG Gardeners and volunteers!
Next Month we will be back to talk about Over-the-Rhine People’s Garden Summer Sprouts Garden Camp, a garden to table experience for families, and growing flowers for profit!