Youth Garden

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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Vinton Youth Garden Update July 9, 2012

July 11, 2012 1 Comment
Vinton Youth Garden Update July 9, 2012

A year and a few days ago, Lori, one of our volunteers, and I were discussing how great the garden looked. A few days later, 110 mile per hour winds blew through town.  Needless to say, we have agreed not to mention how nice the garden looks this year.  I’ll let you decide…. The west […]

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Youth Garden Update June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 3 Comments
Youth Garden Update June 6, 2012

The Vinton Youth Garden is in full swing!  We got an early start with radishes, lettuce and spinach.  There are still a few radishes hiding out…. …and some lettuce hasn’t completely bolted, but it is on its way… The kids have been busy planting all sorts of vegetables…. Peanuts.. that the rabbits have figured how […]

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Youth Garden Cleanup… October 3, 2011

October 5, 2011 0 Comments
Youth Garden Cleanup… October 3, 2011

While having four city lots for a garden is wonderful in June and July, it is a lot of work when it comes to fall cleanup.  Especially when the kids are all in school with after school events… or stuck at home recovering from a virus.  And, in order to get some sleep before my […]

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Youth Garden Update 7-29-11

July 29, 2011 1 Comment
Youth Garden Update 7-29-11

The State provided cleanup help to Vinton in the form of some Anamosa State Prisoners. Last Friday and again on Monday, they were helping at the Youth Garden.  They took the brush that was about 6″ in diameter and smaller and fed it into a chipper.    The view is a lot better than last […]

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Youth Update 7-21-11

July 21, 2011 1 Comment
Youth Update 7-21-11

I stopped by the Garden on Tuesday when it was really, really hot and really, really humid to pick some beans.  I was surprised to find that the evergreen top had been removed from the raised beds.  A couple of posts had been broken off, and some plants were squished, but it already looked better.  […]

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