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@CapsCR @kabtweet making salads from the #garden @dcpublicschool Powell ES
Working w/ @CapsCR @dcpublicschools in the habitat garden #NationalPlantingDay
Time to pick our mushrooms:
Called royal trumpet like the instrument or the king oyster mushroom.
Shiitake mushrooms have been grown in japan for thousands of years
Have you ever eaten a pom pom mushroom? It's sweet and totaling weird looking.
Oyster mushrooms in nature grow on woods & trees. Here they're grown on straw / cotton seed hulls:
White and brown agaricus mushrooms are common mushrooms for grilling, pizza, sauce, etc..
We're about to take you on a tour of the mushroom display in the Farmers Market w Katie from Penn State Extension
Farmers use scarecrows to keep birds out of their fields. Come make a mini scarecrow like this:
Volunteers & gardens go together like peas (shoots) and carrots! Today's harvest:
Visitor just asked "Is it Earth Day?" Every day is Earth Day when working in the garden!
Just delivered our garden harvest to @DCCK. Together we can end hunger, what will you do? #wfd2012
Using a traditional furrowing machine to prepare rows 4 onions, garlic and shallots
Here's a photo of volunteers digging up our rice paddy for winter
Our bees are busy buzzzzing around #gardenfriends
Nothing better than the smell of fresh carrots as you pull them from the earth
Carolina Gold, an heirloom American rice widely sought after in the 1700s, is growing in our garden @USDA Photo:
Using the water collected in our rain barrel
The great #LincolnTomato harvest was today. One of these things is not like the other - guess the #volunteer?
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