Interns Farm Blog
September 4, 2012
After almost being cancelled due to low enrollment, the Grub Club program was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had over any summer break. Lasting for only 8 weeks, the students in the program and I were able to cover topics such as the importance of watering and nutrients for plants, categories and varieties of plants, and even how being able grow your own food and self sustainability is important in today’s economy and in personal lives. During the program, the students were able to work with a chef and a nutritionist who taught them how to cook healthy foods and what healthy foods can do to benefit your body. At the end of the program the students were able to take home the plants that they grew and left with a brain full of knowledge on urban gardening and nutrition. I’ve shared a few snapshots below.
Angel pays careful attention to the basil plants and applies some peat moss.
Two students water mint plants in one of the garden beds.
The day of graduation. The students are posing with their Grub Club certificates while the adults join around.
Here we were learning about peat moss. One of the students does the application of it.
The students’ first day on the site. Here we are learning about the importance of nutrients from the soil.
August 12, 2012
The site at Northside holds many interesting views and changes happen almost daily.
Our summer is almost over and some interns are already on their way back to school.
What a great group! Thank you ! I wish everyone good luck, safe journeys and hope to see you next year.
The work and learning went well beyond what I anticipated. New vocabulary one of the highlights:
and new tasty treats:
I will be staying on till……….as long as UHC will have me and can’t wait to see what autumn and winter bring
Here are a few scenes of the work and beauty @ NCP
COMPOST “BLACK GOLD PILE “
CRAYFISH after a RARE RAIN 2012
GREEN BEAUTY BETWEEN CHUNK
BIG GRASS, BARLEY.CLOVER, RYE ……. FIELD
See you ALL soon !
August 12, 2012
On July 19 The Lukens Company arrived at the Northside site to give their time, energy and funding donation to UHC
This Arlington, VA. marketing company is celebrating it’s 25th year in business with a year of service, giving to others across the country. The Chicago destination was UHC -Northside site!
We were very excited about their arrival and delighted with the way the day evolved, what a nice group of people. It is reassuring in this world to meet people that give back.