Youthful Vigor Handles the Rigor
by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator
Despite the heat, we’re on a roll in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden. The current crop of zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes.
We had a small section of usable space not yet planted, so with the help of the Tyler family and the Lewis Ginter Youth Volunteer Program (YVP) we removed the weeds, tilled the soil and planted cucumbers. We expect to begin harvesting cucumbers by September 12, which should give us at least 4 weeks of yield.
Tremendous kudos to the youth volunteers, a small but incredibly energetic and productive group of high-schoolers and college interns who have labored in the garden every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer, under the tutelage of Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator.