Tuesday, June 23th, 2020
This week is your last chance to pick up a free garden kit from the MV Family Center to complete the activity in this week's video!

Watch our weekly Island Grown at Home video, then pick up a garden kit from the Family Center full of materials to do the activity yourself!

Supplies are limited, so to reserve your garden kit email mvfamilycenter@gmail.com

Find all our IGAH videos at www.islandgrownschools.org/athome
Propagating Succulents
Creating a Fairy Garden

Your newly propagated succulents can be a beautiful addition to a fairy garden! Use your imagination and some found objects around your home and yard to create a tiny world where a fairy might like to live.

Containers: Glass bowl, wooden box, buckets, wagon, flower pot

Materials you may want to include: Succulents, small plants, moss, feathers, stones, shells, flowers, sea glass, tree bark, sand, leaves, ferns, flower petals, driftwood, glass marbles, lichen, sticks, pine cones, acorns

If you're planting real plants or succulents, fill your container first with a layer of small rocks to help with drainage, then the rest with potting soil. The rest is up to you! You can arrange moss, sand, and small rocks to cover the surface of the soil. Place stones and shells to make walkways. Use driftwood and leaves to make beds and tables. Paint rocks and use acorns, dried flowers, and leaves to decorate!
More Resources

More information on propagating succulents

Troubleshooting common succulent problems

Some fairy garden inspiration

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Recipe of the Week
Celebrate June with a Harvest of the Month Recipe by chef Gabrielle Chronister!
1 cup green peas (fresh and blanched for 1 minute or frozen and thawed)
1 cup fresh basil
2 1/2 tbl nutritional yeast
1 tbl fresh lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbl extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 lbs baby or new potatoes (quartered or sliced in half if small)

Place potatoes and 1/2 tsp of kosher salt in a medium pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer 10-15 minutes until fork tender. Drain potatoes and set aside.
While potatoes are cooking, place remaining ingredients except olive oil in a food processor and pulse until everything is combined and evenly ground. With the machine running, slowly pour olive oil into the mixture and blend until smooth and creamy.
Combine the potatoes with the pesto in a serving dish, making sure all potatoes are coated in peso. Salt if needed. Top with more nutritional yeast and fresh torn basil. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt. Enjoy!


Need Garden Materials?

ON-ISLAND

SBS The Grain Store
Monday-Friday 8-5:30, Saturday 9-4
Curbside service encouraged: 8:00-3:00pm
Check Facebook page for daily updates
(508) 696-7271

Middletown Nursery
Monday-Saturday 8-5
Sunday 10-2
Curbside service available
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(508) 696-7600

Vineyard Gardens
Monday-Saturday 8-3, Sunday 9-3
Place an order online then pickup from the store
(508) 693-8511

Jardin Mahoney's
Open every day 9-5
(508) 693-3511

Heather Gardens
Open daily 8:30-5:30
(508) 693-1467

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