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So Often

Over and over again members of the Garden Club and the City Tech community step up to the plate and make something wonderful happen. In October it was plates full of spice cookies and decorated pumpkins. At that party folks … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

Garden Club members started it by raising $300.00 at the Pumpkin deco Fundraiser!  Now, get this: The Hospitality Dept has selected Hydroponics at City Tech as the focus for    Giving Tuesday  Our hydroponics system is getting support from the whole college community. Anyone can contribute to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin CHIPS

Just two weeks ago the Garden Club hosted the first ever Pumpkin Decorating party. We had a full house:  guests came by and enjoyed pumpkin cupcakes, spice cookies, cider and focaccia while they decorated their own pumpkins. It was fantastic … Continue reading

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Basil & Beans

“If you plant them, they will grow….. unless other forces come into play.” –Old Gardener These wise words were spoken a long time ago by someone very, well… wise.  They apply to the Hospitality garden in most occasions. Last week … Continue reading

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Major & Minor

Sinoia and Justin did major work in the Garden yesterday: massive amounts of new spring weeds that appeared overnight were forcibly removed (actually they got a start long ago, we have not been on top of them.) And then the … Continue reading

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Transplanting

So many seedlings! Today Maen and Dana, (a new garden club member) worked in the sun and wind to transplant about 125 healthy tomato plants into new digs (larger pots). This way they can continue to thrive in the greenhouse. … Continue reading

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Tiny Seeds

It was warm in the greenhouse on Friday. And just enough room for 5 people. VP Dean, secretary Nick, grunt Henry, and all around hard working Justin planted  nearly 300 pepper and tomato seeds. Tomato varieties included Indigo Rose, Black … Continue reading

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Sweet Taste of Basil

Thursday Sept 22: SWEET BASIL EXTRAVAGANZA Members of the Garden Club will be  serving (and demonstrating) a number of desserts that feature fresh basil from the Garden. 12:45 in Namm 206 Come early for the best choice. Ice Cream, Cake, … Continue reading

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“Hot town, summer in the city…

back of my neck gettin dirty and gritty.” -Lovin Spoonful Thankfully, it does cool off on the roof in the evening. And early mornings are nice up there too.  A good breeze helps, but that same ‘sirocco’ wind has blown … Continue reading

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Organic Transplants

 Today Maen and Jimmy transplanted about 100 tomato seedlings into comfortable new pots. It was good work.   They also tasted early radishes from the garden and some cilantro that wintered over. Hard to believe anything so delicate could get through … Continue reading

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