Veggie City 'in the hood'

Veggie City 'in the hood'
Veggie City crew members posing with Veggie Mastermind, Trevor Johnson in front of our newly painted banner! Thank you LIHC youth for creating such an awesome piece of art!

Friday, 29 July 2011


Launch BBQ Blog- Reeon

To The Veggie City Followers:
The BBQ was a success and we had so much fun! We had Hamburgers, Hot dogs, and Veggie Kabobs. Me as a very social person, I tried to juggle two events that I scheduled on the same day: being a part of the Mentors and Mentees program and Veggie City -I had my bike riding from Kipps Lane to The Park on the other side.  The Veggie City Shareholders came to the event with smiles on their faces and “Human Bingo” cards in their hands. I couldn’t believe the questions I was being asked while I was handling the grill! Some of the questions made me want to drop the spatula and start laughing. After the day starting dying down and the residents left, I was wondering what has happening in my other program and then Tosha said “Hey Reeon go call the other people over here we have lots of food” which made my day because I got do both things at once even though I doubled booked and I won’t ever do that again way too hard to manage. Jules sang and played the guitar for us, which was awesome. She is a fantastic musician! Thank you to Trevor for being my grill bud and to Jules for making our BBQ the best!    

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Planting Day- By Eric and Sosina

The second Saturday in June was our planting date. All the Veggie City workers showed up at the drop off point at 8:00 am half awake. About 15 minutes later volunteer workers showed up with around 2000 plants (900 of which were tomato plants). Part of the crew split off to finish putting compost in the last garden while the two of us stayed behind to sort the vegetables with Tosha. The sorting took us most of the day because we had to figure out what vegetables fit which gardens and the quantity of vegetables each garden needed. We also had to sort out what vegetables grew well together.
It was a very long and hot day. Apart from sorting out the vegetables we had to deliver them to each garden in Tosha’s small, messy, overused and crowded van! (Yeah to her new and clean van!)  This meant that we had to go back and forth to pick and drop off the plants which made the process much longer than it should have been.
A very big Thank You from the Veggie City staff to Fernlea for the Bonnie Bell veggies and the volunteer workers that helped deliver the thousands of plants which will help us on our long journey to make some of the best and most productive gardens in London!