Monday, October 17, 2011

Big Gardening Day in Galveston...

This past Saturday was a big gardening day and we made the most of it. The weather was pretty much perfect and there were numerous events and activities both on and off the island. Here's a quick summary.

The morning kicked off with the annual Ornamental and Perennial Plant Sale, hosted by the Galveston County Master Gardeners Association. They had an incredible selection of really cool plants and we came home with a lot more than we planned - what's new?



The man in charge...








Great plants and a big crowd...








 Plant shopping can make you tired...






Next - The San Jacinto Community Garden (2011 Ave. N1/2) hosted a Garden Demonstration event. We arrived just in time for poppy-planting and a quick tour. This neighborhood garden also features a nice chicken coop and 3 residents. My next project???




Garden beds...



Poppy planting...



Cooped up...






 Back home to plant all the new stuff we got at the MG sale...

Then - we attended the COG's Grow Your Own Food Drive, at the Wright Cuney Park and Recreation Center (718 41st St.). This event included the construction of a community garden, outdoor food fair, cooking demonstrations using fresh produce and a free health and wellness screening. It was really well organized, very informative and a lot of fun.




Everyone participated...








Lots of soil to be moved...





Food drive...





 Last but not least - we attended a reception/party, hosted by Eat Cetera (408 25th St), celebrating the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy's big win in the Tom's of Maine $50,000 grant contest. The food was amazing - especially the beet spread on endive!


 All in all - a great gardening day in Galveston!!!

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