Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First Community Workday this Spring!

 On Saturday, March 22nd, we had our very first community workday of the spring! Our main accomplishment was removing many unwanted (non-native and fruitless) trees that had become entangled in our fence. We also spread a lot of mulch and compost.
 Here, some volunteers are mulching the soon-to-be-planted Memorial Garden (more on that next post!).
And here, a couple volunteers are disposing of the unwanted trees. We filled up an entire large dumpster with plant debris and trash!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tri Veggie Visits Doc In The Park this Saturday at Noon

     (photo by Colby Ware)

This Saturday (11/9) at Herring Run Park, students from Benjamin Franklin High School will bring Filbert St. Garden's TriVeggie Food Market to the Docs in the Park
Late-season Salsa
Herb & Apple Cider
Spicy Salad Green

Filbert St. Garden T-Shirts, and a leaf-rubbing activity!
Come one, come all

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 Haunted Harvest Celebration!

Stare directly into the 2 pumpkins. Closer, yes closer. Goooooooood. Feel your shoulders relax, your mind is empty-
    You are coming to the Filbert St. Garden Haunted Harvest. You WILL bob for apples. You will listen to all of the spooky stories from Enoch Pratt Library volunteers, build scarecrows with our community gardeners, and take the haunted garden trail. You will pick a pumpkin ($5-!0 sliding scale) buy a slice of pumpkin pie, and pick up one of our BRAND NEW Garden T-shirts.
yes, gooooooooood. Find more information about what you will be doing saturday night HERE.
Come in Costume. This event is all ages.
Mwah ha ha ha ha ha.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open Society Institute profiles a summer at FSG!

Take a look at some of the amazing photographs taken by Colby Ware as part of a photo essay about the 2013 season at Filbert St. Garden. Click here to view the full photo essay

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oh Sylvia...

It's with great disappointment that I am composing this post. We welcomed the Charm City Garden Tour on sunday, and had a great time. After a wonderful weekend at the garden, it was that much more disheartening to discover that our TriVeggie Food Cart, nicknamed "Sylvia," had been stolen!

The theft was discovered only an hour before high school students from Benjamin Franklin High School were expecting to once again load Sylvia up with fresh produce and homegrown mint and echinacea tea to distribute to their neighbors. This time it was for a Back-To-School meet and greet being held by Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle in the Filbert St. Garden.
Yes, the TriVeggie Market was still open for business, and while middle school students gave garden tours, new students picked flowers for their family and parents met teachers, TriVeggie's 10th Grade Business Manager put on a smile and did a great job.

After everyone had left though, and Gary was left to count the day's money and enter it in his accounting book, there was no hiding how upset and hurt we both felt. TriVeggie grew from our brainstorming sessions in February, our interviews with supporters from the City Health Department and Habitat for Humanity. After many more months of construction and design conversations, the 10 members of the TriVeggie Service Learning class at BFHS brought Sylvia to life.
It is a sad day, but Gary and the TriVeggie team have already regrouped and will be once again providing their herbal teas at Ben Franklin High School on Friday at 1pm. Please think of them this week as they work through this latest challenge. For more about TriVeggie, check out the link on the right side of this page.
Sylvia, we will miss you!