CCG April Work Parties!

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday 04/03/2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Collard City Growers


Dara Silbermann
Dara Silbermann

Join us (socially distanced, of course) to celebrate the spring together and clean up the CCG garden!

Have fun and learn from farmer and community activist Dara Silbermann, who has created the first urban farm of its kind in South Troy, 2nd Street Farm.

This Spring 2021, NATURE Lab is honored to work with Dara as the first ever Collard City Grower Hoop House Incubator Fellow!!!

Time to make new memories! Here’s some sweet photos of last summer…

Uptown Summer participant Ciara found a bunch of green grapes while gardening at CCG.

 

CCG coordinator Alexis found a wormy worm

Alfonso holds some produce harvested from CCG.

Blackberries continuously ripen for about a month in CCG. They go great in a cobbler with fresh peaches.

Uptown Summer youth pick some collards in CCG.

Fresh anise hyssop from CCG was one of the herbs used in the body scrubs.

Herb body scrubs made from CCG plants and epsom salts

Uptown Summer youth prepared body scrubs using herbs from CCG. The scrubs were distributed at the Black August People’s Clinic.

In the fall, CCG’s sunflowers offer food that attract birds, like bluebirds and chickadees

 

 

 

A watermelon seed snuck in with a tomato

 

Mark and Jim putting in a post for the new chicken run

One of our chickens turned out to be a rooster

 

 

The interns preserved the spring flavor of dill by making dill vinegar

 

Uptown Summer assistant Alfonso and intern Peter helped fix the high tunnel door

 

Uptown Summer participant Angeles captured blooming anise hyssop and chamomile near the gate at CCG.

The southern border of CCG sports vigorous grapevines.

CCG produced an abundance of strawberries, blackberries, and cherries in 2020.

Uptown Summer participants harvested fresh food nearly every day from CCG. Underripe blackberries and a stand of bee balm can be seen on the right.

CCG Garden Coordinator Alexis holds a milkweed pod. Milkweed, the only food of the monarch butterfly caterpillar, is edible to humans if prepared correctly.

Uptown Summer participant Angeles captured this monarch butterfly resting on a blooming squash plant at CCG.

Uptown Summer participant Amajea helps care for the chickens at CCG by helping to clean their nesting boxes.

Fresh chamomile flowers drying in the carriage house at CCG.

Traevon chills!