Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What to Do in July

Is July the doldrums of the gardening year? After the initial enthusiasm of starting up the garden in spring, we often find ourselves in a lull as our gardens are flourishing midsummer. Everything is growing well (or has failed), and there doesn't seem to be much to plant. It's hot, and the necessary work of weeding and watering is not very appealing.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bountiful Brookline teams Steps for Success students with local gardeners

In her Steps for Success adult English Language Learner course, instructor Bambi Good assigned Seedfolks , Paul Fleishman’s popular collection of stories about people who transformed an abandoned inner-city lot into a community garden. Continuing with the growing theme, Bountiful Brookline helped Bambi match her students with Brookline gardeners to practice using English in interviews. They wrote up their interviews, which were exhibited at the final celebration of the Steps for Success E.L.L. year. Following are two of the interview write-ups.