Paulette explained a bit more about this year's gardens.
Just to bring a little more community into it, we invited Westmount Public School to come with their kids, and we sort of allotted them the last two boxes, but they came with so many plants. They actually planted three 4x8 boxes. The interesting thing was we had no idea what those plants would be though we could quickly identify some of them.A new initiative this year was the addition of Guerrilla gardening. The flower bed just outside the 4-H garden had several extra seeds sown, like zucchinis. That way, passers by who may have wondered about the fenced off garden could freely take vegetables that were planted in the more accessible flower bed.
There was a little boy who planted one celery plant. It was tiny at only 1 inch tall and looked like it would never grow, but it did. He had no sooner planted it when he said, "Madame Paulette, can I eat that?"
I said, "You will be able to eventually."
He replied, "no, like now."
I said, "Honey, you just planted it."