This week, I interviewed my Grow Local teammate Liz Cardinal to find out more about the exciting changes in the SFC Teaching Garden happening this spring, what she is excited about, and some ways you can get involved!
What are the newest additions to the Teaching Garden?
We have recently installed an apiary that will house honeybees to help pollinate the SFC Teaching Garden, St David’s Foundation Community Garden and other neighboring gardens. There is a viewing area to allow visitors to view the hives at a safe distance and a beekeeper that will be teaching classes on home beekeeping and the importance of pollinators for our food supply. We created an interactive children’s garden that features plants to taste, smell, touch, hear, and see. We also have a new greenhouse to propagate plants and teach people how to extend growing seasons as well as two large rainwater catchment cisterns to practice and teach methods of sustainable gardening.