This queen butterfly came as a caterpillar on a desert milkweed plant given to the Farm & Pantry by Justin Johnson of Gila Watershed Partnership. It formed a chrysalis in the greenhouse, emerged today, and flew out into the garden.
Sweet potato harvest began this week. There are 13 different varieties this year. The largest so far has weighed 20 pounds. Though you can’t buy sweet potatoes this large at the store, the quality doesn’t diminish with size. Digging these roots out of the heavy loam soil takes a lot of care and work, but volunteers clearly enjoy themselves! Come join them!
At Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry children meet the natural world first hand. They pick and eat sugar snap peas and tangy cherry tomatoes. They become more conscious about what people do to feed us.
With the help of highly experienced teachers, there are a great many ways to learn in a garden.