Know Your Garden

Holy Rain & Thunderstorms, Batman! Last week was a doozy … Baxter & Tortilla, our furry family members, were none-too-pleased with the pop-up storms day & night.

 

That said, last year at this time we were scrambling for water at the Lafayette School Garden, a project I’ve been honored to be part of for 2 years now. Our collection tanks were bone-dry. This year, July has been a banner month for water collection =). The bush beans are in full production, we harvested 15 heads of garlic last week (our first experiment with this crop), & the leeks & herbs are flourishing.

 

Where’s Your Water?

What’s yoga got to do with water & gardening? Well, I think about what nourishes me — like water to a garden, my yoga practices (not just asana, but also breathwork, meditation, food choices, sleep, relationships, etc.) nourish me & help me grow in body, mind & spirit. What nourishes you? Where’s your water?

How’s your garden growing this year? Whether your veggie garden, or your yoga garden …  I’d love to read your comments & see your photos.

 

Summer Garden Open House

YOU’RE INVITED, Yogis! Come & see what’s growing at our Garden Open House this week — Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 – 8:30pm. The garden is located behind Lafayette School on 300 Connellsville Street in Uniontown, PA. All are welcome!

 

YOGA — Come out & try a garden yoga practice with Kristin, founder of Love Yoga Studio. We at Love Yoga provide you with a community of practice for body, mind & spirit … in the studio & in the garden! (Mats are provided =) )

 

FOOD — Try food creations from Chef Joe Carei — local chef, UHS track coach & dedicated to our local community — featuring veggies & herbs growing in the garden! You might just walk away with a garlic bulb from our very first garlic harvest!

 

COMMUNITY — Local community organizations featured include: Fayette County Community Action Agency, Fayette County “Power Up!” Nutrition & Exercise Education Program, Canine Partners for Life, & the Wilderness Experience, Leadership & Service (WELS) Program. Don’t forget to let your kiddos take a book from the Little Free Library =).

 

ART — You’ll meet Lafayette’s 2017-2018 “Artist-in-Residence” Diane Adams – who will be guiding students in a murals project in the garden. Her work is extraordinary, & we can’t wait to see what she & the students create together.

 

Know Your Garden

I invite us all to get to know our local gardens this summer … whether in your backyard or in our community. In addition, consider what nourishes your “garden” — your body, mind & spirit. When you’re well-nourished inside & out, you can take your practice off the yoga mat & nourish others.

 

Here’s to growth on & off the mat, Erica

 

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