a The Learning Garden: September 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Learning Garden 2nd Annual Harvest Sale

....proceeds to the Kelowna Community Food Bank.

Link to Kelowna Capital News Article

Thanks Everyone

Learning Garden Harvesting Fall 08

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Glenmore Elementary School Visits The Learning Garden

Glenmore Elementary visits the UBC Okanagan Learning Garden to learn about School Gardens, Sustainability, Local Food, Rainfall in the Okanagan, The Three Sisters (ancient growing practice) and Local Native Plants (thanks to Gwen and Simone, Community Garden/Water Conservation Experts)

We're #1!

Where the Sidewalk Ends
(Poem by Shel Silverstein)

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Husky on the Highway

Husky on the Highway

On the highway above Peachland
I saw a Husky in a pickup truck.

The pickup truck was a GMC,
it was green;
the road was crowded
with SUVs.

The suburbs flashed past.
The Husky stood tall on its paws
aiming its nose
into the wind
like the truck had nothing to do with it,

flying above the orchards,
the wide blue lake
below him.