Bringing Smiles…To Nolan’s Fierce Gardeners!

It’s August and it’s Harvest Time at the garden!  And, we’re bringing smiles to the kids of Nolan’s Fierce Gardeners as they were finally able to reap what they had sown! There was so much excitement in the air as they went from bed to bed and started to pick vegetables.  It was like Halloween to them (lots of smiles).  Mind you, they had their first epiphany a few weeks back when we harvested our first radishes.

Getting their "minds right"

Getting their “minds right”

Radishes...Hang "Em High!

Radishes…Hang “Em High!

And these kids liked to work the garden.  They kept it clean and orderly.  We told them what to do and they did the work…all of it!

Getting rid of weeds before they can get started

Getting rid of weeds before they can get started

Early Sunflower Bed...You ain't  seen nuthin' yet!

Early Sunflower Bed…You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

Green Beans on your left and Yellow Wax Beans on your right.

Green Beans on your left and Yellow Wax Beans on your right.

Wildflower patch...look how weed-free the kids kept the rows!

Wildflower patch…look how weed-free the kids kept the rows!

Two more rows of beans...Green and Yellow Wax

Two more rows of beans…Green and Yellow Wax

Sowing!

The first of many eggplants!

The first of many eggplants!

Those are peppers she is after!

Those are peppers she is after!

Gorgeous Broccoli

Gorgeous Broccoli

Child's eye few of the sunflowers

Child’s eye few of the sunflowers

Potato Sprouts

Our first Potato Sprouts

But it was nothing like the expressions of amazement and joy that followed on garden days throughout the month of August.  Take a look…

Reaping!

From sprouts to this!

From sprouts to this!

He's holding it like it's an egg!

He’s holding it like it’s an egg!

Potatoes and garlic...now we're talking!

Potatoes and garlic…now we’re talking!

The perfect size!

The perfect size!

He's not done yet!

He’s not done yet!

There's so much...everywhere!

There’s so much…everywhere!

Did you ask for some summer squash?

Did you ask for some summer squash?

Jalapeno Peppers...student favorites!

Jalapeno Peppers…student favorites!

Can you believe this Kale?

Can you believe this Kale?

Collards, mmm mmm...Collards, mmm mmm

Collards, mmm mmm…Collards, mmm mmm

She's got "Fried Green Tomatoes" on her mind!

She’s got “Fried Green Tomatoes” on her mind!

Red Skin Potatoes

Red Skin Potatoes

A salad is calling for these peppery radishes!

A salad is calling for these peppery radishes!

Yankee Bell courtesy of "Keep Growing Detroit"

Yankee Bell courtesy of “Keep Growing Detroit”

What is she thinking of doing with that?

What is she thinking of doing with that?

A forest of Tomatoes!

A forest of Tomatoes!

Purple Cabbage and a proud gardener!

Purple Cabbage and a proud gardener!

Positive Efforts Yield Positive Results!!!

Without the cooperation and the support of the following, these garden moments would not have happened…

The Administration of Nolan Elementary-Middle School

Angela Underwood, Principal

DeAndrea Rogers, Parent & Community Involvement Specialist

Carrie Hahn, Teacher

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Keep Growing Detroit

Detroit School Garden Collaborative

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Bonnie Odom-Brown

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B.E. Culturally Exposed

 

Sandra Tomlin, Vice President Community Affairs

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Michigan First Credit Union

 

Maura Ryan-Kaiser, Vice President

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Snelling Staffing Services

 

Project Sweet Tomato

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Arthur Littsey

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