Cultivating Community

The garden on my last day. I really enjoyed this internship and learned a lot from it. 

The garden on my last day. I really enjoyed this internship and learned a lot from it. 

The tomatoes and their new trellises. One of my friends helped me trellis these for a couple hours and he was a huge help! The tomatoes look much better. He also helped harvest produce and then we drove it over to Food Gatherers, a Washtenaw County organization that works to fight hunger in the area. We donated 15 lbs of food, which included kale, chard, cucumbers, zucchini, basil, radishes, and broccoli. My friend who helped out works for an organization that receives the food donations, so it was cool for him to be on the donating end. 

The tomatoes and their new trellises. One of my friends helped me trellis these for a couple hours and he was a huge help! The tomatoes look much better. He also helped harvest produce and then we drove it over to Food Gatherers, a Washtenaw County organization that works to fight hunger in the area. We donated 15 lbs of food, which included kale, chard, cucumbers, zucchini, basil, radishes, and broccoli. My friend who helped out works for an organization that receives the food donations, so it was cool for him to be on the donating end. 

We hung up the banners that the kids made last week.

We hung up the banners that the kids made last week.

Learning how to harvest husk cherries. The kids loved their sweet, pineapple flavor! Searching for them underneath the plant and learning how to open them was fun too. They learned how to harvest a bunch of vegetables so that they can come back to the garden even after the summer camp is done and take home vegetables. 

Learning how to harvest husk cherries. The kids loved their sweet, pineapple flavor! Searching for them underneath the plant and learning how to open them was fun too. They learned how to harvest a bunch of vegetables so that they can come back to the garden even after the summer camp is done and take home vegetables. 

More salad-making

More salad-making

The kids making Meaghan a salad. They kept pretending to eat the zucchini but they were secretly putting it in her salad!

The kids making Meaghan a salad. They kept pretending to eat the zucchini but they were secretly putting it in her salad!

It’s not only fun to eat veggies - it’s fun to share them too!

It’s not only fun to eat veggies - it’s fun to share them too!

…although some of the flavors may have been a bit strong for some of the kids!

…although some of the flavors may have been a bit strong for some of the kids!

The kids were really excited about their vegetables!

The kids were really excited about their vegetables!