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Update-Bissel Gardens

Covid-19 has made it a tough summer for all of us but gardeners have probably made out the best. Those of us who have been intrepid enough to brave the dangers of contagion have enjoyed our time in the sunshine even though there have been a lot less hands to till the soil. We had a bumper crop of tomatoes, collard greens and chard in the Bissel Gardens Propagation Area and I’ve been pressed to come up with new recipes for everything. The simple answer: I bought a Nutribullet and have been making my own tomato juice and green drinks. It takes a minute to dial in the right mix of tomatoes, greens, water and spices and just when you think you’ve got it right, you consider adding something else. Like, should I add chick peas for protein? The possibilities are endless. No help here. Make your own. Experimentation in life is fun!

PS: I will no longer post firsthand to my Bissel Gardens and The Butterfly Project site. All posts will originate in Community Greens and be re-posted on those sites. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on in those areas. It’s just that it seems better if I focus on one site as the foundation for the others as computer time quickly gobbles up a day if you are not careful.

Be Well. Be Happy. Be Brave.

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