It’s a Wrap at the Community Kitchen Garden
by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is now shut down for the winter. Volunteers in the garden produced 9,913 pounds of high quality produce for FeedMore’s Community Kitchen.
Weight distribution by type:
Tomatoes – 5,594.5 lbs.
Zucchini/ yellow squash – 3,035.5 lbs.
Cauliflower – 460 lbs.
Cabbage – 235 lbs.
Broccoli – 220 lbs.
Green Peppers – 18 lbs.
While falling just shy of the 10,000 pound goal, the 2011 yield represents an 8 percent increase over 2010 production. This excellent yield was made possible by the hundreds of hours of sweat equity volunteers invested in the garden throughout 2011.
The oldest red cabbage leaves produced a kaleidoscope of color.