This April, the garden is ALIVE and harvests are picking up! As temps have normalized, our cool weather crops are feeling more at home. Lettuce, radishes, spinach, kale, and swiss chard are growing in abundance for our patients! It's a great joy to give someone food that you've grown, and we're so grateful to have that privilege.
Our new bee hives are off to a great start and we owe a great debt of gratitude to our bee keeper Alice Hinman, founder of the non-profit, Apiopolis. Check out her work and show your support in honor of Alliance! Bee populations are in decline. Having bees onsite at Alliance helps ensure that our flowering vegetables get pollinated and are able to produce fruit successfully, such as okra, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, peas, and beans.
Over April and May, we'll begin planting and work with our summer crops. We'll be transplanting tomatoes, peppers, okra, and squash, and seedling lots of beans! Perhaps the tastiest of all is our strawberry transplants, which are producing well in their first year. It's really fun getting to watch them ripen!
We hope you'll join us on one of our Garden workdays! We count on the support of hundreds of garden volunteers over the course of the year to plant, weed, water, and harvest vegetables for our patients. Email to me to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.