To market, to market (to fund all our ideas!)

Today we held our annual Fall Garden Market on Main Street, Julian.  Chances are we’ll be there tomorrow, because we have a lot of big ideas we want to fund.  Here are a few snapshots from the day:

Tying up the native strawberry plants with burlap and raffia. Garden Ambassadors propagated the plants.

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Photo cards from Kids with Cameras, apple print cards by the third graders and the seeds we saved from our snapdragons during a University of Wednesday class.

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The kids helped set up and then made corn husk dolls.  (Avery wore the Pooh costume all day!)

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Rosemary wreaths were popular!  I want to do this activity again with students—maybe a Mothers’ Day gift?

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The sale always has the backbone of gourmet baked goods, thanks to Rita!

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We sold daffodil bulbs in baskets, with directions for planting.

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Marisa and Kathy worked all day!  Thank you friends!

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Raised today:  $473!

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11 thoughts on “To market, to market (to fund all our ideas!)

  1. This is wonderful. I wish we had the time and capacity to do all of this! This is exactly how I envision kids to learn in the garden through the whole chain from growing to vending.

    • Thanks Drew. There is so much that could be done with this concept: kids making things “grown in” or “inspired by” the garden. Reminds me to get the Riverbend Commons potpourri recipe…

    • Thanks! It feels good to sell “local” things and it’s also a great opportunity to spread the word about school gardens. I’m sold on the rosemary wreaths—going to definitely do those again with kids!

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