• Christina Scheltema posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    In reply to: Jennifer Lumpkin posted an update Our friends at the Franciscan Monastery would love to grow with you! @jlwirth @rawillou @wardlegacy @alsopgrows Check out the details here: We will be propagating mint, yarrow, lavender, honey melon and pineapple sage, and starting calendula and other herbs from seed. Thanks! Christina Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild PS: The Garden Guild is also planting potatoes in the garden, from about noon to 2 pm. View

    Hi Joe, Yes, our regular Saturday volunteer hours are between 10 am and 1 pm. We have an all-volunteer garden guild that tends the vegetable and herb gardens behind the monastery. Someone is usually working in the Monastery garden then, and we can always use help. We are simultaneously preparing to plant the garden and getting ready for the…[Read more]

  • This is borage. Bees love it! The flowers are quite tasty and nice in salads.
  • We’re propagating herbs and planting potatoes at the Franciscan Monastery this Saturday afternoon. Potato planting starts around noon; herb propagation around 1 pm. Both activities are led by lifelong gardeners. Hope you can join us.

  • Christina Scheltema posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    In reply to: Jennifer Lumpkin posted an update Our friends at the Franciscan Monastery would love to grow with you! @jlwirth @rawillou @wardlegacy @alsopgrows Check out the details here: We will be propagating mint, yarrow, lavender, honey melon and pineapple sage, and starting calendula and other herbs from seed. Thanks! Christina Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild PS: The Garden Guild is also planting potatoes in the garden, from about noon to 2 pm. View

    Thanks Jennifer! We will be propagating herbs in the Franciscan Monastery Greenhouse from 1 to 3 pm this Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Monastery is at 14th & Quincy Streets NE, in Brookland. The Greenhouse is in the back, at the bottom of the hill. Follow signs to the gift shop and then go down the hill.
    Christina

    • Hi Christina
      Do you all have regular Saturday volunteer hours? I would like to come out and help out / pick up some growing and use techniques but am booked solid this weekend. Thanks!

      • Hi Joe, Yes, our regular Saturday volunteer hours are between 10 am and 1 pm. We have an all-volunteer garden guild that tends the vegetable and herb gardens behind the monastery. Someone is usually working in the Monastery garden then, and we can always use help. We are simultaneously preparing to plant the garden and getting ready for the…[Read more]

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