Worm journey: Part 1

By Antoria May 12, 2012

Antoria (HSQ) here. My first post. Have you seen our garden upstairs? This is all unbelievable to me. I don’t consider myself a gardener. I used to feel as if I had a black thumb. I have been known to kill a plant or two. I was so bad my grandmother refused to let me water her plants when she was on vacation.

The raised bed at Clover helped me realize that a plant is only as healthy as its soil. After a failed first attempt with some store-bought soil, I went out and got my hands dirty. My journey started in Dorchester at my favorite cafe. The manager Lucian, told me about his garden and how great used coffee grounds were for it. That I needed better soil to start with. So Chris brought me out to Lincoln to go to Lindentree Farm, and they let us take their compost back to the restaurant. This picture was taken a few months ago when the first sprouts were coming in.

Want to see what it looks like now? Come by next Sunday (5/20), 3pm at 7 Holyoke. We’re having a kids day all about worms, gardening, and compost. There’ll be a Worm Expert. You and your kiddos can plant a seed and take it home.

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