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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Community Gardener Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 11th, 2014 at 6pm

It is time already to begin our planning for the 2014 season at the Downtown Teaching Farm.  Please come and join us, in Ali Ward's classroom at Boise High School, room 204.  

Families that are interested are welcome to come and ask questions, return gardeners' attendance would be much appreciated so we can update contact information and so everyone can meet Michael Bartlet, who is going to be the community garden coordinator for the 2014 season.  

As always, thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors of our big fantastic project!  

The meeting will be in room 204, starting at 6:00 pm, expected to last until about 7:30.  You may park behind Boise High and enter the Tech Building from the door nearest the New Gym.  

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Looking back, Looking forward...

Well, last year I did a terrible job actually remember to post pictures and information through the blog.  Good news, its a new year, so I can do better!

Here are a bunch of beautiful shots to remind us what we're all working towards.  The students this fall, the families, the food - what a wonderful year it was!

 True story, the boys opened these melons on a road sign.  They could not resist!

 As Mr. Thompson said, regarding our harvest right before frost.  
"Mrs. Ward, this is a little bit of a situation."  

 Seed Saving for the Boise High Seed Library!

 Above: Susan Gann - paraprofessional extraordinaire!
Below:  This is Mr. Quissell and his daughter, the whole project was his idea.  Thank you Erik Quissell!  And way in the back, on the left, working away we can see Heather Cooper - our amazing community gardener coordinator!  Thank you Heather!

 Mrs. Gann and Mrs. Ross, I don't know what I would do without them!

 This is Mrs. St. Tourangeau who keeps us all smart through our not-so-quiet library, and Ms. Becerra -  our wonderful Chemistry teacher - they're helping host the tomato taste testing day.

Thank you so much to all the volunteers and families and small businesses that helped support this project. Also, a special thank you to the FUMC church for their continued support and use of their land, United Water for providing the water for our project, Pipeco for the good deal on drip irrigation supplies, and to the many nurseries that gave us starts and seedlings.  Also - thank you to NENA for the donation that allowed us to create an official sign for the farm.