Today is Harvest Monday hosted by Daphne at Daphne’s Dandelions. Take a peek at what Daphne’s harvesting now and see what others are harvesting. While you’re at it, link up at and tell everybody what you’re harvesting.
Greens, greens, greens is what I’ve got…Lettuce greens, chard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, spinach greens. The main lettuce bed is growing pretty well, and I did something I’ve never done. I harvested a whole (baby) head of lettuce… …and then I replanted the root after I picked the leaves off of it. Couldn’t stand to see that possibly viable plant life going to the compost pile.
But enough about me and my lettuce.
Southeast Chicago Goes from Steel to Green.
At the kick-off event for the 3rd Annual Green Summit held at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant Training Center on Friday, April 30th, my gardening friend, Gregory Bratton, along with Peggy Salazar were presented awards for their outstanding dedication and commitment to their greening efforts, not just in the 10th ward, but throughout the city of Chicago.
Pictured above are Angela Hurlock, Executive Director of Claretian Associates; Gregory Bratton, Intergenerational Growing Project, receiving his award; Kevin Murphy of the Calumet Stewardship Initiative; Neil Bosanko of the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce; and John A. Pope, 10th Ward Alderman.
A couple of the members of the Backyard Gardener’s Network were there too. This is Emma, a reporter for the Observer, showing off the tickets for the play she won that were raffled off. Gregory also donated fruit trees that went to four lucky participants.
Here’s Flo, another Backyard Gardener’s Network member, with the 63rd Street Drummers.
This year’s Green Summit activities will be spread out over the month of May. You can click on the Green Summit logo above to view the full calendar of events.
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Happy Gardening Green Living!!!