Greetings from the Urban Demonstration Garden - Capital Area Food Bank
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Greetings from the Urban Demonstration Garden

By Katelynn-Marie Griner July 27, 2015

okraThis is a great week for harvesting in the garden, as there are beautiful vegetable blooms. Here is this week’s garden menu: Slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, blueberries, bunching onions, sweet onions, beets, cherry tomatoes, green and yellow zucchini, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, yardlong beans, bush beans, jalapeños, bell peppers and serrano peppers.
Many of these veggies can be picked by hand, but don’t forget to grab a knife or scissors to cut the okra and eggplant.
The apiary is also filled with excitement this week as the team prepares for honey harvesting! Staff have been busy as ever this summer both collecting for honey production and growing the hive. Because of this productivity, the garden now hosts four hives and there is a strong potential for a fifth to be added soon.
beesSee the picture of a hatching worker bee from one of the hives. This little lady will start her life working to keep the hive clean and then move up in the ranking of jobs before foraging for nectar and pollen. Stayed tuned: there are more honey harvest updates to come!
Come Volunteer
If you are interested in joining the garden team, learning more about plants, dirt, bees, or growing food, or want to experience the garden for yourself, there are many ways you can get involved. Contact Katelynn-Marie Griner at to learn more about growing your own food, participate in growing food or try any of the foods we’re growing.