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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Wendy Beach!!!
Wendy Beach (WSBeach, #6344) has received a certificate of achievement in Garden Gate for earning a Beginner Level Bee Good to Your Mother Earth Merit Badge!
“I have a small shaded backyard at my apartment so I made two raised beds in front of my apartment along with some other planters for my garden. I planted beets, chard, blueberries, strawberries onions, kitchen herbs and chamomile. I helped my granddaughter plant her first garden earlier this spring and start a compose pile. She harvested carrots, Radishes and oregano. I also read Montrose: Life in a garden.
I use Rosemary,Parsley,Thyme,and Oregano for cooking and I dehydrated catnip and chamomile for teas. I have used chard, onions in soups and stews. Now I have planted tomatoes,mints and peppers and some flowers (wild flowers in back). It makes me feel proud!”
Wendy, a big shout out of Congratulations for using Farmgirl genius to come up with a successful gardening strategy for apartment living! Your garden sounds fantastic and I am happy to learn that you were able to grow the veggies and herbs that you love. I bet your neighbors enjoyed seeing your handiwork as well!