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Truck Farm Omaha youth are making seed balls out of natural materials. These balls are being spread throughout the community to beautify areas that need some more flowers for pollinators like butterflies, birds & bees.
Did you receive Truck Farm Omaha Seed Sprouters?
Just chuck a Seed Bomb at the earth preferably before it rains! The ball will grow plants (bloomed or harvestable) in about 6 weeks!
Seeds are protected by clay and worm compost, which also helps absorb moisture. Each bomb covers about one square foot of earth in plants. Please send us before and after photos and we’ll post them on our blog!
Chelsea + Maranda
Brrr! It’s getting colder, but we are still busy working with the soil, planting garlic, making T-shirts and learning about chickens.
Here’s a fun photo of students chasing around one of the City Sprouts hens that we brought for Show & Tell. She rode quietly in the cab of the truck with us!
Check out our November harvest!! Arugula, Spinach, Easter Egg Radishes, Swiss Chard & Lettuce. We made a colorful salad, homemade ranch dressing and topped it all off with some yellow broccoli flowers. Mmmm
With our greenhouse topper, we were able to grow some lettuce from saved seed. We still meet outside for class when the weather permits, but I know I can’t wait to tromp around in the snow and discuss the future of a campus garden at one of our middle school sites! Designing, dreaming and planning will be the themes of our next month of program. Do you know what it takes to plan for and manage a school garden? We will have the answers for you when we’ve learned.
In the meantime, check out this awesome resource from Douglas County: “Starting a School Garden” Toolkit 2012
Chelsea + Dan + Maranda
Here are a few updates and photos from our recent school visits.
We are getting ready for the first frost in the city and just put the greenhouse topper back on the truck bed today.
Join Truck Farm on Sunday at this wonderful event celebrating local food.