Camp Orkila's Summer in the Garden

This summer our garden program was fortunate enough to partner with Camp Orkila's Teen Leadership Groups. Each week we hosted 10 campers to complete various garden-based projects. Each morning began with a walking tour of the garden whereby we identified and tasted medicinal herbs, berries, and flowers. Throughout their visit campers stayed busy weeding, pruning, adding mosaic to the cob oven, creating support structures for towering tomato plants, harvesting and hanging garlic, collecting blackberries, tomatoes, Chamomile and Calendula flowers, and reshaping our ever-expanding garden beds. I must admit, their efforts have yet to go unnoticed by all who have visited the garden this summer! The garden truly received the TLC it deserves. Thank you to all the campers who came to our garden with enthusiasm to finish the projects at hand, and left with blackberry stained fingers and teeth. We look forward to partnering with Camp Orkila again and again.