Fall Highlights on the West Side

This past fall was full of lots of fun and many milestones.  After the past growing season there was a lot to celebrate and we gladly carried that momentum through the changing seasons.

October was a very busy month, we started our school year LEAD program along with 4 sets of after-school classes: Cooking, Gardening, and 2 separate Greenhouse classes. Additionally we worked with various work groups to help us clean-up and prepare the gardens for the winter and flip the beds so they are ready for early spring plantings.

We thanked both La Puerta Abierta United Methodist Church (gardens) and Cherokee Park United Church (summer kitchen) with big sunday brunches at each location.  The staff got together early on two separate Sunday mornings to thank the church communities for supporting YFMP (Thanks again).  Lastly we started working on a new mural in the “main” garden.  The project is being managed by Alice Martin, a long-time WS youth farmer, LEAD staff, and now Farm Steward.  Working with LEAD staff and Youth Farmers, we successfully primed and painted the first few layers before it became too cold.  Please be sure to check out all the photos.