Glendale Fall Festival: October 9, 2018
September and October will be busy in the Glendale School Garden. Classes and Safe Haven students will be harvesting, snacking and creating recipes to try from the harvest. Returning staff and students will be able to see migrating Monarch butterflies sipping nectar from flowers, bees will be busy with the sunflowers and a variety of kale, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, strawberries, melons and squashes will be available for harvest.
We will be at the Fall Festival with tables set up in the entryway to give away vegetables and herbs, provide recipes and samples and demonstrate home composting solutions. We hope to see you at the Fall Festival from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Zulema Cruz Hinds
Male Monarch Butterfly: the two black dots on hind wings shows it is a male butterfly
Bumblebee on bergamot flower
Straw Bale Gardens: Grant from Madison Area Master Gardeners Association (MAMGA)
Squash and strawberries
Bush beans and cherry tomatoes
August in the Glendale Garden
Garlic harvest August 2
Preparing the soil for buckwheat
Planting the cover crop buckwheat
July in the Glendale Garden
Yellow lilies and bergamot
Green kale and marigolds (seeded by students in the spring)
Melon and squash garden in straw bales
Mint/menta growing in the herb garden.
Mint should be planted in a container in your garden. If not, it will take over the garden for years to come!
Straw Bale Gardening: Sponsored by Madison Area Master Gardener Association
Strawberries growing in straw bales
Radish Mango Salsa Garden
Spring Salad Wrap Garden
The sour cherry tree blossomed this week which is about two weeks later than most springs. Usually harvest is in late June. It may be a few weeks later this year. Summer school garden students will do the harvesting and pitting and then it will be made into Glendale Cherry Jam! It's a hit with everyone involved.
Stop by garden 4 and snack on a spring time favorite: chives/cebollin. It is tasty in egg dishes and chopped up and sprinkled on cottage cheese. Enjoy! By the way, notice our new plant paver signs in the garden. We are creating these in Garden Club and will be adding these to the garden as more is planted.
Invasive Species Alert: Garlic Mustard in the Garden!
This is a highly invasive species that grows in April. If you see it in your garden or yard, pull it gently to get the tap root out. You will probably need to do it every year until it's gone. The seeds can last up to 7 years in the soil.
Glendale School Garden: Established 2010
1201 Tompkins Dr. Madison, WI
Glendale Principal: Benjamin Ketterer
Sue Bernhagen, Glendale Teacher
Kristine Chiles, Glendale Teacher
Nancy Engle, Glendale Library Media Specialist
Nancy Kieraldo, Garden Coordinator
Sara Milewski, Glendale Teacher
Julian Freeman, MSCR Director
Zulema Cruz Hinds, UW Extension Nutritionist
All photos by: N. Kieraldo