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Picturesque news from the Garden

Diane, happy after a lovely morning learning worm maintenance,
harvesting, chatting, and going home with a basket of produce -
today's special - Florida bananas. cross between a plantain and a
banana.

We cut down another stem today, and there are two more coming.
Discussion of recipes for using green and ripening fruit created 
desire :
http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Tostones
The above link shows the simple steps - but the recipes that were
discussed involved rubbing the tostones with fresh cut garlic, and different suggestions for serving them. Googling "tostone recipes" offers lots of
videos with more complex preparations.  This is a Puerto Rican staple/ delicacy - and there are some bananas at the garden for YOU. They will be 
a little more ripe next week so come and get some.

Edgar and TIm taking a break. Good work was done with compost 
and soil enrichment. The Compost is appreciating the addition of 
market rejects, and so are the hens:

New comer, Tabitha, harvested some callaloo - that great green which
is flourishing in the hot weather. Ellen watered and Cindy took care of
the hens.. As a philosophical dreamer, I  find it excellent to be with the kind of people who understand what the garden is about. :) :) :)

Happiness, connection, strengthening the safety net......
Cindy and Ellen feeling good.
At 6011 there was a Rainbarrel workshop, which had quite a few attenders who will get their own rain barrel. 
It was another satisfying morning at the garden.
Next week we will continue maintaining the garden, the worms , the compost, the hens. Working on soil enrichment continues. The sweet potatoes are taking off, and the okra are bearing some fruit. 
Cheers, LIB 
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