June Harvest Yielded Over 209 Pounds of Donated Food

The FMGG donated over 209 pounds of vegetables and herbs in June to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anthony of Padua food pantry, the monastery, Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters and Franciscan sisters. This month, we also have a donation scheduled with DC Central Kitchen.

The June harvest included eggplant, garlic, leeks, lettuce, onion. potatoes and radicchio, as well as herbs: basil, borage, chives, cilantro, dill, germander, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.

Join us during drop-in gardening hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017 (behind the monastery and gift shop).

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Honey Bottling, Tours & Drop-in Gardening on July 1

Join us this Saturday! All events are held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. Also – no FMGG activities, July 2-4.

Honey Bottling on Saturday, July 1, 2017
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Help us bottle honey! Stop in at the upper level of the greenhouse and help us bottle local honey. Bring a friend. We will be there until we are done!

Drop-in Gardening on Saturday, July 1, 2017
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Start your July off with a couple of hours of work in Fr. Francis’ garden. It’s a great way to spend the day (bring friends) – and to make a difference in your community since the food you help grow will feed families in need in our city.

Garden Tours on Saturday, July 1, 2017
11 a.m. and 12 noon

Enjoy learning about the flowers, plants, architecture and shrines in the formal and natural gardens in front of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land – and stop out back to see our vegetable gardens and bee apiaries. Meet our Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild volunteer docent in front of the Visitor Center.

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Strawberry preserves workshop on June 10

Strawberry Preserves Workshop
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Learn how to make strawberry preserves in this one-day workshop led by Donna Cestone. We will meet in the St. Bonaventure Conference Room (near the gift shop).

The $25 fee covers all materials. Register online or email the number of people and names to gardenguild@gmail.com and bring a check with you. (Pre-registration helps us with planning.)

Also on Saturday: join us in the vegetable and herb gardens from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., near the greenhouse (no experience necessary)  or enjoy a garden tour at 11 a.m. and noon (meet in front of the Franciscan Monastery’s visitor center).

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