Youth Garden

A Passion for Gardening

September 4, 2014 0 Comments
A Passion for Gardening

If you see anyone from the Vinton-Shellsburg Horticulture class, thank them.  Most of this year’s tomatoes in the Youth Garden and all of the pepper plants came from them.  They also provided some of the flowers that made it to the Garden.  Including a Passion Flower.   It’s gorgeous!   I’ve always wanted to plant […]

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Hot and Humid in the Youth Garden

August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Hot and Humid in the Youth Garden

The Summer was cool, but as soon as the kids head back to school, it heats up.  That didn’t stop them from coming out to help at the Garden!  We have had quite a few helpers and kids this summer and I hope that trend will continue. The kids are keeping busy picking beans, cucumbers, […]

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Summer Fun at the Youth Garden

August 3, 2014 0 Comments
Summer Fun at the Youth Garden

The kids are enjoying the fruits of their labor these past weeks.   They have been picking beans, onions, cucumbers and zucchini among many other veggies. They have also just planted some strawberries.   This will be well picked over next year when they are ripening up! I brought an old tiller/hand plow that was […]

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Planting Youth

May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Planting Youth

Monday’s weather was muggy and warm, but otherwise perfect for getting out into the Garden.  We missed last week due to storms in the area, but we had several kids and volunteers come out to help this week! I am not even sure what all got planted, but we got some veggies in the ground, […]

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Spray-painted Youth

May 6, 2014 0 Comments
Spray-painted Youth

On a breezy Monday afternoon, the paint was flying!  Well, spraying, anyway. Linda, one of my wonderful volunteers, came up with a great idea for some planters for our potatoes.  Tires. But they needed to be more noticeable than just normal road-rubber black.  The solution: Spray paint! Linda brought a couple of old shirts for […]

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Youth Garden’s Next Project

January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Youth Garden’s Next Project

While the grip of Winter continues to keep all out of the actual garden, I try to keep the kids of the Vinton Youth Garden involved through the off-season.  We try to meet once a month and do a project. This month we will be painting small flowerpots.  In a future month we will plant […]

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Youth Garden Update 8-19-13

August 23, 2013 0 Comments
Youth Garden Update 8-19-13

The Vinton Youth Garden is doing well this year.  We have around 14 kids this year (although not all of them show up at once) and we have almost as many adult volunteers!  It is fantastic!   The kids have been busy.  Here is what they’ve been doing…. They planted beans… Brussel sprouts… Broccoli…. Cabbage…. […]

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Youth Garden- Winter Version

November 13, 2012 0 Comments
Youth Garden- Winter Version

The Vinton Youth Garden is pretty much done for the year.  We have cleaned everything up, but there is still some lettuce enjoying the cold weather.  It is covered, but I’m sure they would prefer it a few degrees warmer!   To keep the kids interested in gardening over the winter, I have planned a […]

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Youth Garden update September 20, 2012

September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Youth Garden update September 20, 2012

The Garden is starting to wind down.  We met on Monday and I was worried the cold, rainy wind would keep the meeting short.  I planned on making sure the kids picked what needed picked and then get the heck out of there and back to the warmth of home.  It turns out, Mother Nature […]

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Youth Garden at the County Fair!

July 30, 2012 0 Comments
Youth Garden at the County Fair!

Last week was the Benton County Fair.  The Youth Garden kids picked some of the Garden produce and entered the Open category of the Fair.  They did pretty good for their first time.   They got second for one using six to nine items in a display…. ….and they got first for five items in […]

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