Spotlight on Gardening
This year our ginun (gardening) program offered our campers the opportunity to see the full cultivation process from start to finish. Our expert gardening instructor Ariel Rubens worked with campers to transform an uncultivated area of our garden into a productive mini-farm of our own. First they cleared the weeds and grasses. Then they loosened the soil to allow space for new roots to grow. Next they added compost (including some made from last summer’s food scraps!) onto the plot and mixed it into the earth to provide nutrients. They shaped the soil into garden beds and mulched the pathways to provide a clear space for gardeners to walk. During camp they have grown radishes, sunflowers, microgreens, and perennial herb plants. It has been a true joy for everyone involved to create and steward a small garden using sustainable organic growing techniques.