On Saturday, May 28th, twenty-five more students in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University came to the garden, bringing a sunny day, and accomplishing an amazing amount of work! They were part of the First Year philosophy class that also came on April 23rd, taking the naturopathic philosophy of healing and service into the garden!
The worm bins were harvested, with care taken to pick out the worms and the egg capsules.
The vermicastings were then used to amend the beds. Beans were planted, kale and chard starts transplanted, and the squash beds were prepped. Plus, many beds were weeded!
Lots of kale and lettuce were harvested, bagged up, and brought into the Food Bank.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch with salad greens from the garden.
A big thank you to Susan Azar, Jen Caron, Margaret Coffey, Elizabeth Dudek, Caithin Fanning, Jennifer Harrison, John Harrison, Jennifer Johnson, Lisa Heisman, Paula Howse, Pa Lao, Maggie Litchy, Muhammad Mansour, Debbie Miller, Lanae Mullane, Tien Nguyen, Greg November, Laina Paterson, Logan Pederson, Roni Schmicker, April Sullivan, Ed Szymczak, Pria Walia, Myra Vicenty and Lisa Yang. (Also thanks to photographers John Harrison and Debbie Miller.)
We are so grateful to both groups of Bastyr students who volunteered this spring! Their efforts (over 120 hours of service!) really made a difference and helped us keep on track with the bed prep, weeding and planting.