2nd Annual Keweenaw Food Day

The Keweenaw had another successful Food Day celebration! Thank you to all our gardeners that helped represent RSCG and make the event a success.

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest, is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. 

The Ryan Street Community Garden table offering lots of good information and a little taste of our harvest.

Kris, one of our community gardeners, operating the cider press. We had an awesome apple year!

Late fall bliss...

It's just about mid-October and the garden is still going strong. We're making up for the late spring.

Sweet potatoes! How'd they do that?
Pick, wash, and chew...only garden carrots will do.

Putting a deposit in the fertility bank with a layer of well composted horse manure.

Nasturtiums still going strong and open for business. Here comes a customer!

A shared snack after a day's work...

...with a beautiful flute serenade by FU Japanese exchange students.

A new visitor to the garden—the Locust Borer

Locust Borer beetle hanging out on our asparagus.
Our in-house biologist, Keren Tischler, snapped a shot of this Locust Borer beetle on our asparagus. The wasp-like coloring caught her eye and piqued her curiosity to find out more about it. The Locust Borer hatches and feeds on Black Locust trees and emerges as an adult in the fall to nectar on flowers (especially goldenrod) and mate. Find out more >