The tomatoes are ripening, cucumbers are coming in by the armful, and everyone seems to be picking bags full of fresh herbs each evening–we’ve hit the summer harvest season in full stride at the Oriole Community Garden!  The garden is a buzz of activity each evening, with kids chasing butterflies and climbing trees, community members helping out in communal gardens, dozens of youth volunteering, arts classes under the trees, container gardening workshops, and of course gardeners lovingly tending their own plots.  One exciting new program we have is yoga in the garden–on Tuesday evenings an amazing teacher named Sunita guides people in simple stretches and breathing exercises.  You’re welcome to come join us–it’s every Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 (unless it’s raining). 

It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down, but we’re starting the notice it getting darker earlier and becoming chilly in the evenings.  The kids are getting ready to go back to school, and everyone is gearing up for an exciting Community Harvest Festival on Saturday October 2nd!  Please save the date and come join for an all-day festival which promises to be the party of the season–kids games, corn roasts, community kitchens, yoga, arts classes, and more!

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