Charlotte Correctional Center Garden
June 24: Worms go to prison
Writes Garden Coordinator Henry Owen:
"A bucketful of composting worms from the worm bin at the Friendship Trays Demonstration Garden were sent to prison today.
"There they will continue to do their job: eating, pooping, and making babies.
"Their new home is a trashed chest freezer, left, that was converted into an insulated flow-through worm digester.
"The worm herd will eat food scraps from the prison
kitchen and produce high-quality worm compost (poop!) that will be used to
enrich the soil at the farm."
"Inmates who work the farm helped read the newspapers one last time before shredding them to make the bedding for the red wiggler worms."
June 23, 2011
Says Garden Coordinator Henry Owen about the picture at left: "The food scraps on the ground are from the Friendship Trays kitchen. We are sheet composting, getting the soil ready for fall planting."
Finally, on Friday afternoon, Garden Coordinator Henry Owen and Kitchen Manager Sibyl Durant began preparing a harvest of beans from the Charlotte Correctional Center garden. "Snapping beans is good for the soul," said Durant.
June 3 Potato Harvest
The June 2 Harvest
The Thursday harvest from the Charlotte Correctional Center included 208 pounds of vegetables: 10 pounds of lettuce, 28 pounds of cilantro, 3 pounds of dill, 3.4 pounds of basil, 85.8 pounds of potatoes, and 88 pounds of zucchini. The zucchini was being cut up Wednesday afternoon for use shortly in Friendship Trays meals.
Creating local, renewable nutritious food resources for meals-on-wheels recipients
An Initiative of Slow Food Charlotte and Friendship Trays, Inc.
Friendship Trays, 2401-A Distribution St. Charlotte, NC 28203 voice 704-333-9229 fax 704-333-5947
Meals-on-wheels in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC
Delivering, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in this community
who are unable, because of age or infirmity, to obtain and prepare their own meal
Friendship Trays is a 501(c)(3) organization. Employer ID #56-1201496. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license
are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2000. The license is not an endorsement by the State.