Early Summer in the Garden...What's growing?

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Right when you thought we couldn't get more plants packed into our Manna Garden....

We've been growing the garden figuratively and literally. In addition to creating 9 new hillside terraces, we literally planted over 50 flats of basil, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, bok choy, napa cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, kale, chard, parsley, and cucumbers! We've been so busy, we haven't blogged all spring!

Our NCCC crew, hailing from all over the United States, came to our assistance in building the 9 new stone terraced beds in the hillside orchard. We're working hard to expand the garden growing spaces within our one acre fence. The 9 plots will be cycled into the Manna Community Garden Plots as interest grows over the next year.

Our community at the Manna Garden is growing as more clients become involved in the garden through the brand *NEW* Community Garden Plots!!!! Manna clients were chosen through an application process to be our first pilot community gardeners. 6 of the 9 plots were dished out to clients while the other 3 are being tended by veterans from the VOA sheltor. This "garden therapy" is providing a time for vets suffering from PTSD to get their hands in the dirt and connect with each other through gardening! We also have some veterans currently helping out at our regularly scheduled Wednesday Workdays.

Photo Credit: Amy Johnston