Today Jana Kinsman from Bike-a-Bee met with us at the Chicago Ave garden to plot out the location of the bee hive she is going to be installing. We’re really excited that we’re going to have honey bees on site to help pollinate our plants. We’re hoping to save a number of our own seeds this year, and those bees will really help them to be viable! We’re also glad to be working with another rad, Chicago, bike-riding lady! If the bees do well this year, Jana said she will donate some small jars of honey to our CSA members… how nice!
I brought my new puppy, Billie, with us to our meeting. Billie is nine weeks old, and seems to learn how to do a new cute thing every day. Today her new trick was… Eating Poo! Not such a cute one today, unfortunately. It is a helpful trick, though. It was helpful to see how many people have been letting their dogs poo in the garden. This is a real problem. Dog poo in the garden can get on the vegetables and make people sick. Tomorrow I am planning on putting up a sign at the entrance to the garden that will hopefully discourage people from leaving us their dog’s poopy treats. If you happen to be passing by the garden and notice people walking their dogs, please feel free to ask them to help keep the vegetables healthy by keeping their dogs out of the growing areas, and absolutely ALWAYS picking up their poo!
Here are a couple of cute puppy pictures to help sell the veggies. Note: She’s chewing on a stick, not poo, in this picture.