Archive for August, 2012

Rabbit Update

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Numerous rabbit sightings have been reported from all parts of the garden this week: Rochelle, Thom, Don S., Carolyn, Barb M. and, most recently, Pauline, who managed to capture our guest in the above photo.

Pro- and Anti-Rabbit coalitions are rapidly developing among our gardeners, so it might be time to ask if you or anyone you know would be interested in adopting. As all who have had the pleasure of seeing him/her will attest, our rabbit is young, charming, small (less than 1 ft. from the tip of his long ears to his little cotton tail), and may have been someone’s pet because he/she does not appear to be unduly startled by humans.

If you are interested, please email the garden.

Carolyn, who once had a pet rabbit, cautions that your home should be “rabbit ready” before you consider adoption. A rabbit’s front teeth grow continuously so they need to continuously chew — furniture, electrical wires, books, electronic equipment, musical instruments…however, the good news is that they can be easily trained to use a litter box.

UPDATE (8/29/2012): Linda Witt suggests we hold a naming contest for our rabbit. She starts it out by suggesting “Munchie” as her entry.

UPDATE (8/30/2012): Sharron Cohen, our honorary blogger on BugBlog and insect photographer extraordinaire, has not one but four entries: Hare Trigger, Hare Today, Hare E. Krishna, and Broccoli Rabe(it)…

UPDATE (8/31/2012): Barbara McKenzie is toying with Monsieur /Mademoiselle Lapin, but her friend Jeff, who watched a lot of Bugs Bunny cartoons in his youth, prefers Meister Hasenpfeffer.

Wild Rabbit Discovered Living in the Garden

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Sam Olshin surprised a little wild rabbit in the garden. Luckily, Sam had his camera.

Sam was definitely surprised. The rabbit did not appear to be.

Did You Know the Garden Hosts Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp Sessions for Neighborhood Kids?

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

To see more photos of events, CLICK HERE.

Meet Emmie, a new friend of the garden…

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Emmie is a grad student at Penn in education and will be student-teaching at Meredith Elementary this fall. Emmie wanted to learn more about important assets in the community of her future students, so she contacted the garden and we arranged a visit.

Emmie had a great time and received lots of info for her project. By the end of her visit she had learned about City Harvest and both the Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp and the Seniors at Riverview Courtyard, and met Barry Perrin, the Social Services Director there. She met the people from Fleisher’s ColorWheels program who were giving an art program for local kids in the garden. She also met Jeff Hornstein from QVNA as well as other gardeners and Lisa Mosca from PHS. She learned about Essene‚Äôs involvement in the community — it was like a one-stop shopping experience only with research!

Essene Natural Foods Donates Canopies to Garden

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We thank Essene Markets for their generous donation of two brand new canopies to the garden. Ed Mitinger is showing the canopies being set up today for a Fleisher “Color Wheels” art session for neighborhood young people attending the Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp. The canopies will be used for community service events as well as internal garden festivities. Thank you Essene Market & Cafe!

City Harvest Hosts McCall Elementary School 3rd Graders

Monday, August 6th, 2012

A third grade class from McCall Elementary School visited the garden on June 4th. They were studying hunger this year, so who better to guide the tour than Ed & Janice & the City Harvest crew, who talked with the kids about the work being done by City Harvest. This is the thank-you note received after their visit:

To read more, CLICK HERE.