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A Garden is Forever September 3, 2013
By Dr. Dierolf, Director of Springall Academy
O’Brien’s pub is where acquaintances become friends and friends become family. So when John “Spanky” Hanson, a friend of O’Briens and all it’s patrons, passed away, the owners, Tom and Lindsey Nickel, wanted to do something that would keep John’s memory alive for years to come. In talking with John’s family, they remembered how much John loved gardening and giving back to others. Mrs. Nickel called Springall Academy to ask about opportunities in the San Carlos Community Garden.
This conversation was a win-win. The patrons of O’Briens are a generous bunch of people and the community garden could always use support. It was done, the Nickels decided to do a fundraiser on John’s behalf for the San Carlos Community Garden. In one night, they raised over $1200 for our garden project. I had the opportunity to be there night of the fundraiser. I heard great stories of how John made a difference in the lives of others. His daughter told me, “My dad will love this. He loved to garden. And I can’t wait to see it.” The next step was simple, how could they best use the donation in honor of John? After looking at the garden design (donated by professional landscape architect, George Mercer) they asked about the native garden. The native garden section includes the bridge that goes over the dry riverbed, a variety of native plants and benches for that area. It seem right that it be near the school’s garden beds as they are happy to be connected with Springall Academy as well.
Thank you to the Nickels and the patrons of O’Briens Pub in Clairemont for their generous donation and support. We know you will all miss John, aka “Spanky,” but know that his name will always be remembered in the San Carlos Community Garden.
If you, or someone you know is interested in making a donation of any kind to the San Carlos Community Garden, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: DONATION).
Kelly’s Down & Dirty Tomato Pie June 5, 2013
Grow your own food in the garden. Apply for a plot today! March 18, 2013
Please submit your garden application to email@example.com OR in person to the Garden Plot Committee at the monthly Garden meeting, held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Winter Garden Salad December 15, 2012
A quick and easy dish straight from the garden!
1/2 head lettuce
1 large cucumber, peeled
1 medium green pepper
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup sliced scallions
3 medium tomatoes
3 shredded spinach leaves
red cabbage leaves (optional)
Dressing (click here for complete details)
Fall Corn Chili November 11, 2012
Recipe provided by Janet Burgess, Owner, 4littleCOOKS Cooking School for Kids, www.4littlecooks.com and author of CHOP, COOK, MUNCH! Cookbook for children ages 5-13.
2 cans (about 15 oz. each) black beans
1 large onion
1 clove garlic
1 pound ground turkey meat
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 large can (about 28 ounces) whole tomatoes
1 small can (about 4 ounces) diced green chilies
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Place beans in a colander and rinse under water until water runs clear.
Chop onion into small pieces, place in pan. Squeeze garlic thru a garlic press into pan, or chop into small pieces. Place pan on burner and crumble in turkey. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes, until turkey is no longer pink.
Add chili powder, tomatoes (break them up with a wooden spoon) and their liquid, chilies, corn and beans to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and serve in bowls.
For a change, try replacing the black beans in this recipe with red or white kidney beans or a combination of both.