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Guest Post: Youth in the Garden – Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre II

The Youth at Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre continue their gardening journey with London’s Community Gardens.  Here is what they had to say about a recent trip to the Dillabough Garden:

I went down to the garden and took a picture of the broccoli because it is my favourite vegetable. When I took the picture I noticed how it was growing and I can’t wait to harvest it because I bet it will taste great!—Sierra

crouchzucchiniToday at the garden I tended and harvested the zucchini’s. Most of them are bright yellow and fully grown. We also pulled plenty of weeds from around the garden. –Tori

At the Annex, some people love to cook. Some people like to wash cars [fundraiser]. Some people like to sing. Some like to garden. Varied interests, but peace is obtained anyways. At the garden many things

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are grown. This includes herbs: mint, rosemary, and basil to name a few. Cinnamon basil is another awesome spice, picked of a plant. [There is stevia growing too!] You never wash herbs, as it washes out the flavour. Cinnamon basil is fragrant smelling almost like pesto sauce. It is mildly spicy and has a taste of cinnamon. It is my favourite spice!—Abby

Today for Job $quad I went down to the garden and took a picture of the delicious green onions. With the good weather recently, the green onions are growing better than ever! They’re my favourite vegetable to pick because you don’t need to wash them before eating them! Pick ‘em and eat’em! Often at the Summer Splash, the staff pick vegetables from our garden and create a salad

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[for lunch], including the green onions. They make the salad so much better. At any

time during the program the participants are allowed to take home any vegetable they want. When I get the chance, I’ll take home some green onions to enjoy! Well, that’s about all I have to say. I should also mention that this was my first ever blog so I hope I didn’t do too bad. Thanks for reading!—Josh, Youth Leader

crouchcucumberToday at Summer Splash, we were able to harvest cucumbers in the garden! The youth were very excited because last year we weren’t able to harvest any, they disappeared. We picked one giant cucumber that we can’t wait to have in a salad.–Dillion

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