Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Celebrating our Volunteers

"Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."
-Elizabeth Andrew

It was a perfect day for a celebration in the garden. We enjoyed fresh veggies, recognized our volunteers and enjoyed the company of our special guests.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Getting Started

Ever wondered how you could get started with your own Community Giving Garden? Well, look no further and check out the new "Tips for Getting Started" fact sheet. We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


The radishes are almost ready to pick, and we can hardly wait!  Okay, we didn't wait. 

Try this tasty recipe (courtesy of Food Network) for roasted radishes and carrots:

1 bunch small to medium radishes, about 12

12 baby carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon half

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Place the radishes and carrots on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Roast until tender yet firm in the center, about 20 minutes. Squeeze with a little lemon juice and serve.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our strawberry patch has produced scads of berries for delivery this spring!  We've alternated deliveries between Lewis House and Eagan Resource Center for the past few weeks.  Thanks, Strawberry Team!
Though admittedly less enjoyable than picking strawberries, we do have some fans of rock picking.  A geologist might find our garden interesting and certainly productive.

Nothing better than a salad with spring onions and strawberries!  Use fresh spinach or your favorite lettuce, chopped green onions, fresh strawberries, add walnuts if you like, and toss with your favorite light vinaigrette.