onion flowers

Summer Harvest

KinPark has been has been a hive of activity this summer!

The gardens are exploding with produce: cucumbers, zucchini, herbs, bush beans, and an abundance of flowers. Winter squash and melons are starting to peek out beneath the bounty of vines creeping around the garden. Onions and garlic have been pulled and are now curing for winter storage.

Trombocino squashWe’ve also been busy in the kitchen making pickles! A crew of youth from Community Options Society helped us in July to paint the greenhouse, finish building the tumbling composters, and to make dozens of jars of dill pickles and pickled beets. Much gratitude for all their help!

Dill Pickles

Our CAT (Cowichan Agricultural Training) program intern Shannon, and
past VIU student Darian, have been hard at work weeding and transplanting a few winter crops including bok choi and raddiccio. We’ll soon be seeding other winter crops: kale, carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, and broccoli.

Come by Thursday mornings to help us out in the garden, or anytime to check out the signature row of sunflowers which are now in bloom!

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