Rebels of 2012

Lachae Fosque My name is Lachae Fosque. I am in the 8th grade at Pepper Middle School. I like to eat/cook chicken and rice and also mac & cheese. I sometimes plant fruits in my backyard such as apples, tomatoes, and strawberries. I like gardening because I like to watch my fruit grow and watch […]

Read More » | December 7, 2012 | Category: Garden

Our End of Summer Harvest

As the Summer comes to a close we here at Rebel Garden harvest for our next to last Farmer’s Market. The following is a list of all the things we are gathering and selling for the general public, with also an added bonus nutritional facts. Collard Greens: A very popular green for it’s leafy, editable […]

Read More » | August 2, 2012 | Category: Garden, General News, Pepper Pride Garden

Gardener Theotis

” It’s part of me, it’s been part of me for 69 years and I can’t get away.” Name: Theotis Alson Birthplace: Niesmith, South Carolina Years gardening: 79 years Years gardening at Eastwick: 10 years Produce growing: zucchini, yellow squash, watermelon, string beans, jalapeno peppers, celery, kale, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, goose berries, and […]

Gardener Geraldine

“It’s not as easy as you think it is. Nothing is. But, don’t give up.”   Name: Geraldine C. Petitjohn Years Gardening: 25 Produce Growing: Peaches, collards So recently my team and I met with an elder gardener that goes by the name of Geraldine C. Petitjohn who is 85 years old. When we finally […]

Read More » | July 31, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Doc and Gardener Charles

“Gardening is in my blood and, in this life, this a survival; you’ll never know when you need it.” Names: Gardeners Charles and Doc Birthplace: Charles- Macan, Georgia, Doc- Philadelphia, PA Years gardening: Charles- About 40, Doc- 7 Years at Eastwick: 3 in their shared garden plot Produce growing: Cucumbers, string beans, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, […]

Gardener Edith

“I might as well like it because I have to do it.”     Name: Edith Watts Birth Place: Germany Years at the Eastwick: 40+ years Produce grown: Green Peppers, String Beans, Okras, Berry Brushes, Beets, Cucumbers,& Tomatos   A long journey from Germany lead Edith Watts to Eastwick Community Garden. She is one of […]

Gardener Terri

“I love to kick off my shoes and get in that dirt!”   Name: Terri Barna Birthplace: West Philadelphia Years Gardening: 42 years Years Gardening at Eastwick: 3 years Produce grown: Cherry Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Plum Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Big Boy Tomatoes, Beef Steak Tomatoes, ¬†Watermelon, Basil Today, we Rebel Gardeners spent the day […]

Read More » | July 30, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden

Gardener Man

“Gardening should be about love.” Name: Man Lee Gardening at Eastwick: 2 months Produce Growing: Basil, Pepper, & Eggplant Amongst Eastwick’s diverse crowd, Man Lee has a story that lies beyond his garden. Mr. Lee is new gardener, he’s been at Eastwick for 2 months. Even though he hasn’t been gardening for very long, his […]

Rebel Harvest 7-26

On July 26th, some of our rebels went out and harvested produce and herbs, such as: zucchini, basil, marjoram, tomatoes, egg plants, and curly kale. We will be taking our produce to the farmer’s market today. Come see us at Clark Park from 3-7!

Read More » | July 26, 2012 | Category: Garden, Pepper Pride Garden

Gardener Stewart

Name: Mr. Stewart Birthplace: North Carolina Years gardening: 69 years (started when he was born!) Produce¬† grown: Okra, string beans, lima beans, bush beans, peppers, sweet potatoes,¬† corn, cabbages, peas, tomatoes, and sunflowers. Mr. Stewart learned how to grow food from his father on a farm in North Carolina. He helped during the growing seasons, […]

Read More » | July 17, 2012 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, Garden