On Tuesday the Curtis Bay Recreation Center Day Camp experience a new activity with potatoes. We created potato prints, planted tomatoes, and toured the Filbert Street Garden to learn about the Maryland State Flower ( Black Eye Susan), sun flowers, purple cones, and other native plants. We also learned about native plants and saw the wonderful native garden at Filbert Street. This summer was full of surprises at Filbert Street Garden can't wait until next week.
Mrs. Edith Gerald grabs the carrots before Bugs Bunny!
On July 11, 2015, Filbert Street Gardener Mrs. Edith Gerald grab some lovely harvest carrots from her garden plot. The blueberries are in full bloom, the blackberries are ready to be harvest and the plots are budding with vegetables. This is the season that all gardeners love to see their garden bloom with fresh vegetables and flowers. We've created a sweet potato bale under the direction of our host Ms. Kim with straw and compost. You can experience this excitement if you attend our next Garden Work Day on August 8, 2015. We're located at 1317 Filbert Street Curtis Bay, Maryland 21226 at 10:00 a.m..
Filbert Street Garden had the pleasure of teaching the Curtis Bay Recreation Center Camp how to make flower pots and plant seeds out of recycle newspaper. The students will care for the plants and the whole plant and paper can be inserted in the ground once the plants start to grow.
The Curtis Bay Elementary School children was very excited and anticipated planting day at Filbert Street Garden. One month ago plants were started from seedling in milk cartons that was recycled from their lunch meals. The children participated in a hands on experience of planting and watering their first crop of the season. We will be monitoring the progress of our new creations.
Curtis Bay Elementary Students Create a Green Roof
The rain just washed away into the bay.
The rain was absorbed by the Sedum Plants.
The Curtis Bay Elementary Students received first hands on experience of how Green Roofs worked.
Everyone enjoyed the rain stimulated by the thunder boomers pouring down on the imaginary roof
tops. The Sedum are plants with water-storing leaves, which makes them the perfect candidate for green roofs. Green roofs are living roofs that can cool a building, and clean the water and the air. Sedum can store water from rainstorms in their leaves instead of letting it run off the roof and into the storm drains.