I noticed two of my co-workers and I shared March as our birthday month. I came up with the idea of making a three layer cake, with a layer for each person. Since I work in the Farm & Garden group at MAP we are all about veggies. So, the cakes were vegetable themed. I researched different cake recipes by reading blogs and watching You Tube videos. I picked three cake recipes: chocolate beetroot, pumpkin and carrot.
|Image of Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market from Yelp User J M.|
On a Saturday in October, we went to a farmer’s market in Bidwell Park. The task of the day was to interview one farm and one other business.
A mild winter means hardy winter crops have overwintered in the youth garden, and perennial crops and flowers are quickly growing. From top to bottom: spinach, carrots, crimson clover cover crop and daffodils.
This past Saturday Growing Green staff and youth employees met at MAP's farm for a morning of work, followed by a party to celebrate the changing seasons and a few birthdays. The March day was sunny and the temperature mild - perfect for cleaning up the farm after a very short winter.