Summer has been treating the school gardens in Dexter well so far, with lots of rain and relatively mild weather lately. At the Sullivan Memorial Learning Garden at DHS, two IB students have been maintaining the vegetable garden, installing a new irrigation system, and harvesting produce for their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) member family and for donation to people in need through Faith in Action.
Here’s a sneak peak into how the garden at DHS is looking mid-summer and what our harvest has been lately (click on the photos to see captions):
The garden has really made progress this year!
Sunflowers are starting to bloom.
Baby summer squash.
Come on tomatoes! We’d love to eat you any day now!
broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes are coming along
This bed is packed with peas, carrots, salad greens, cucumbers, radishes and more!
The snow peas are being harvested in big numbers and taste delicious!
Some of the baby carrots that were ready this week were donated to Faith in Action.
The sugar snap peas are being harvested, and two kinds of kale both for loose salad greens and bunched for cooking.
Sunflowers making their way to the sun.
Soy beans, squash, and flowers surrounding the garden’s new sign.
A tiny frog protecting the garden key.
Banana peppers are starting to come in!
In this shot, we donated the peas, bunched mustard greens, tri-colored lettuce, radishes, and chives.
The baby carrots we donated set up at Faith in Action.
Want to taste some of this produce for yourself? Sign up to volunteer in the garden over the summer, and you can take some of the harvest home with you after helping out!