Young Entrepreneurs learn about gardening and much, much more

Young Entrepreneurs learn about gardening and much, much more

chef eric  The teens are so proud of the cooking skills that they learned during their classes at the Metropolitan Ministries kitchen this year.

bstro The teens learned about hospitality service from Mr. Sedita and Ulele staff.  Then they put it all together (the growing, the cooking and the serving) by hosting a holiday family dinner at the Lamar Avenue Bistro.  serving at the Bistro

Aquaponic Garden

Aquaponic Garden

Our aquaponic garden was installed with use of grant funds from the Aetna Foundation. The goal of this garden is two fold:

  • Demonstrate a model of sustainable agriculture, using less than 3% of the water that conventional agriculture uses.
  • Grow lettuce and other veggies during the summer when the summer heat will not support growing them in the ground.aquaponic-cycle

Our Mobile Solar Power Plant, aka “Yellow Bird”, provides all the power we need to run the fans and pumps in the greenhouse.  In addition there is an electrical outlet on each corner of the “Bird” so that we cmobile solar power plantan “plug in”.

yellow bird

Summer Garden happenings

Summer Garden happenings

Summer Garden happenings – July, 2017
There are gardens available!  This is the perfect time to join the community garden- we plant our fall gardens in September…you will be just in time!   To schedule a tour, contact Kitty at kittwal@aol.com.     Welcome to our new gardeners: We are so pleased you will be part of our gardening community… let’s see some great veggies growing in those gardens!