School Yard Garden in Inner City DC

 
$5,856
$4,144
Raised
Remaining
Feb 15, 2010

Successes of This Year and Preparing the Garden for Next Year

mint tastes good!
mint tastes good!

Martha's Table's first season cultivating the school yard garden was a success! Students were able to plant, cultivate, harvest and learn about the plants and herbs. We had plenty of visitors to our garden including, Sam Kass, White House Chef and Alice Waters, Chef, Author of Edible School Yard Garden and head of the Chez Panisse Foundation. This past November, the Obama Family visited Martha's Table. They were not able to see the garden but Mrs. Obama expressed interest in coming back to see out progress.

Martha's Table staff and kids prepared the garden for winter to create a successful school yard garden next season. We planted Winter Rye. This is a great cover crop that minimize winter soil erosion, add two seasons of plant growth for soil improvement in one year, and increase beneficial microbiological activity through plant growth in poor soils.

We can not wait to show you the progress this coming spring.

Happy Planting!

pick the peppers from the base
pick the peppers from the base
learning what mint can be used for, spice!
learning what mint can be used for, spice!
Winter Rye with snow
Winter Rye with snow
pick the peppers from the base
pick the peppers from the base
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Organization

Martha's Table

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.marthastable.org

Project Leader

Kimberly Lyons

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of School Yard Garden in Inner City DC