Summer in the Garden

It's officially SUMMER (and it has been for a couple weeks)!  Summer in the Cultivating Roots Garden means many exciting and fun happenings:
 

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Summer weather means an abundance of colorful, delicious fruits and vegetables in our garden. At Community Workdays on Tuesdays, we have been harvesting raspberries, strawberries, lettuce and other greens, beets, turnips, and we are just beginning to pull our first kohlrabi and carrots from the ground! Soon with the increased sun and higher temperatures we will have green beans, squashes, and tomatoes. Join us on any Tuesday from 3-6 PM to share in the bounty.
 

 Cultivating Roots Summer Academy staff and students toured Coastal Harvest Food Bank last Thursday.

Cultivating Roots Summer Academy staff and students toured Coastal Harvest Food Bank last Thursday.



With the start of the month of July came the kick off of Cultivating Roots Summer Academy: a partnership between Twin Harbors Skill Center and Grays Harbor Public Health! This year, 11 high students from schools within the county are joining us to Cultivate Land (in our garden), Self (through workshops and communication skill development), and Community (during weekly field trips ranging from a local food pantry to organic farms). 

 Aberdeen Timberland Library staff provide activities open to the public every Friday through August 5 at the Cultivating Roots Garden.

Aberdeen Timberland Library staff provide activities open to the public every Friday through August 5 at the Cultivating Roots Garden.

New this summer, Aberdeen Timberland Library and Cultivating Roots are partnering for Library in the Garden! This program launched on July 1st with a great sunflower activity and is continuing every Friday through August 5. There are games, art projects, books to take home, stories, and much more. It is a great summer activity for all. By the way, have you seen the children's books the Aberdeen Timberland Library has been posting around the garden fence? The latest one is about bugs-come check it out!

We hope your summers' have begun in such a wonderful way as ours in the Cultivating Roots Garden. Have any special garden summer plans? Share them with us in the comments!