Slow Food Roaring Fork Garden Update May 2009:
ASPEN COMMUNITY GARDEN-SLOW FOOD GARDEN
Our first garden is at Aspen Community Garden by the Marolt Barn in Aspen. This garden is a 10' x 20' plot that has been active for 6 years. It has been planted with vegetables and herbs for the use by children from the local elementary and preschools, as well as The Aspen Center for Enviornmental Studies as well as The Buddy Program. Children would walk the one mile to come help plant seeds and seedlings, work in the gardens, harvest and eat out of this garden all summer long. They washed, cut and used the produce in soups, pickles, salads and just plain nibbled.
ASPEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SLOW FOOD GARDEN
The second and newest garden is located at the Aspen Elementary
School campus. It is 70' x 25'. There are 6 beds, each 16' x 3'.
The Aspen School Garden, called "The Magical Garden" is up and running beautifully (for a first year garden!) We have lettuces, kale, swiss chard, peas, squash, asparagus, potatoes, buckwheat, cucumbers, sunflowers and herbs. A different family have been "garden angels" to help in the garden each week over the course of the summer. This has brought children into the garden to try their hands at digging, weeding, picking and eating.
School starts Aug. 26th and this fall classes will be able to make use of the garden in different subject areas as well as harvesting and getting the beds ready for winter.
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!