Awbury al Fresco

TLC would like to thank all of the Awbury al Fresco guests for joining Awbury in honoring Gay Johnson and supporting education at Awbury.  As parting gifts, our youth created small gifts that exemplified parts of our program and mission. Click on the gift link or scroll down to learn more about them. (Additional gifts…

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)

Lemon Verbena is one of the primary herbs we grow. We grow it for its aroma and taste in culinary dishes, as well as its healing properties for our soaps, salves, balms, and teas. Lemon verbena can be used fresh or dry. We dry the bulk of our harvest, and pack alone or with other herbs as…

Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

In the 2016 growing season (typically March-November), we grew naturally green, short-fiber cotton.  The was our first experience with growing cotton, and harvested more than we knew what to do with. Through our research, we have found a lot of interesting information about the cotton plant, planting seeds, history of colored cotton, and what can be done…

 The Three Sisters Garden

A Three Sisters garden is an ancient Native American tradition, which includes planting corn, beans, and squash together. The Three Sisters grow well together, because they support each other to grow. Planting the Three Sisters is a tradition common among the Native American farming societies, and is a sustainable system that promotes soil health and a larger harvest on a small plot of land.

Farm to Fork Recipes: Caponata

Late August has brought to the harvest basket a large, beautiful crop of eggplant. Eggplant is versatile and can be  fried, stir-fried, grilled, broiled, baked, roasted, etc. The trick is to get it to be tender, but not mushy. Click here for tips on cooking eggplant.  Key Farm to Fork ingredients: 

TLC Herb Tea

This week with the Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) at Awbury Arboretum was my first time working in the Farm Kitchen. The experience was both knowledgeable and enjoying. Out of the various meals and dishes we cooked, one of my favorites had to be the herbal/mint tea.

Ka’Lynn’s White Pine Tree

Originally Posted 8/3/2015 by Ka’Lynn Hunter The Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus) are very giant trees that grow up to at least 250 feet. They have little needles as leaves which make them very unique, in the sun they show pretty white features that not many trees have. The Eastern White Pine has the distinction of…

Isaac’s Bamboo 

Originally posted 8/7/2015 by Issac Spear Bamboo, scientifically named, Bambuseae, is a plant of the grass family that originated in China and now grows all around the world. Five thousand years ago in China when it was discovered, bamboo was used as a building material. Since then, many more uses of the plant have been discovered….

Talia’s Rosa gallica ‘Lafayette’

 Originally Posted 8/7/2015 by Talia  Slater “Ring-around the rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes ! Ashes ! We all fall down” There’s a section in the Wyck Rose Garden where it contains a very special type of rose. This rose is called  ‘Lafayette’. When look up this rose, there is a rare chance you’ll find…