Earth Day – Aguadilla

Happy Earth Day from Kale Mamá at the Aguadilla Farmers’ Market!
Our table
Titi Elena in her element! Oh, and Titi Lo…too!!
Some of the visitors to our eco-activity…and the cookies are delicious! 

 

Make your own flower with locally collected driftwood stems and scraps of paper to make the petals. 

 

 

Starting the conversation about small steps we can take to care for the earth; reusable containers, market tote bags, being aware of water usage, upcyling items (pallet tray), growing a garden. 

Join the conversation!  What are you doing to make every day Earth Day?

 

Local Businesses Support Agriculture Workshops

Last Saturday we celebrated the abundance of local avocados with a festival at Aguadilla Farmers’ Market.

Kids and adults made recipe books from “secret” avocado recipes submitted by local restaurants and vendors. The proceeds go towards future workshops! Thank you to all that participated. Information was also presented on different varieties of avocados.
TBC Food and Drink “cooked for Kale Mamá”, bringing a taste test and selling one of their delicious avocado recipes. Then they donated the proceeds to Kale Mamá for future workshops! Feeling the Love!!
The kids’ table is always happening!
Kids love “cooking” with beans.
Have to do a signature selfy at the market…hey, adults like coloring, too!
Personalizing recipe books!
Kale Mamá had the opportunity to help with the cooking demo from special guest, Back to the Garden PR. Check them out for healthy and delicious recipes.

Check out these local restaurants/vendors when visiting the area!

TBC Food and Drink

Back to the Garden PR

One Ten Thai

Tuluum Restaurante & Tequila Bar

Chakra Verde Huerta Ecológica Ejemplar y Cocina Saludable

The Reef Aguadilla

Productos Montemar

One Ten Thai

Hope to see you at an upcoming market this season!

Obtaining a Yield

Permaculture Principle 3: Obtain a yield

“Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.”

( Permacultureprinciples.com )
June: Transplanted Zinnias from pot to garden with kids at farmers’ market

Watered / Rain

Early August:  As we observed that the plant was leaning over and looking for light,  we attempted to transplant (experimenting is good 😉 )

Watered / Rain

Late August: Returned back to find plant brown 😦 …however upon closer investigation, there were also SEEDS!!

Collected seeds (our YIELD) and will start the cycle again!

Farmers’ Market Week Activities – Aguadilla 


Beautiful day at Aguadilla Farmers’ Market, celebrating  Farmers’ Market Week, with:

🌱  seed packet decorating to take home seeds / semillas

🌱  seed sorting for the little ones

🌱  writing lists for what to buy at the market

🌱  planting in the huerto urbano / urban garden

… and one of the parents found a gusano / worm !!

#natureconnection #conexionconlanaturaleza #cosmosflower

@onetenthai

@aguadillafarmersmarket

Parents – please share any photos taken!!

Farmers’ Market Week


Join us to celebrate #farmersmarketweek !

Find Kale Mamá THIS WEEKEND at:

Aguadilla Farmers’ Market / Saturday

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Mercado en Rincon / Sunday

Kids’ activities y mas!
🌱 agricultural education – importance of farmers markets

🌱 crafting

🌱 nature connection

Bring the kids for a FREE activity and learn how you can support our mission !

10:30

La Mujer Maravilla y el Super Huerto

Muchas veces nos creemos la mujer maravilla. 💃🏽☄💫 Queremos hacer de todo y el tiempo nunca es suficiente. Por más organizadas y “maravillas” que seamos, es imposible hacerlo todo.

Cuando del huerto se trata, es una tarea de todos en la familia. Después de todo, el huerto, es para el beneficio familiar y hasta me atrevo decir que comunal. Al igual que en cualquier otro proyecto, la participación de todos, es clave en el éxito. Así que en el momento en que se decida comenzar un huerto, este se debe planificar, ejecutar y mantener por todos en la familia. Entonces….

¿Cómo empiezo? 

🌿 Primero todos en la casa deben estar dispuestos aportar al huerto.

🌿 Busquen fuentes de inspiración (Pinterest, revistas, blogs,…)

🌿 Comiencen un “wish list” sobre plantas y consulta en el Mercado Agrícola de tu comunidad qué cultivos son mejores para tu área.

🌿 Intenta reusar materiales para la construcción del huerto. Paletas, bloques, drift wood, troncos de arboles caidos, bambuas,…OJO! Materiales reusados no es sinónimo de, ni significa que sea basura ó que se tenga que ver feo.

🌿 Considera comprar plántulas en puestos como “Start Your Garden” en el Aguadilla Farmers Market.

Aunque puedes empezar desde zero y germinar todas tus plantas. Comenzar con plantas establecidas, aumenta las posibilidades de éxito y la gratificación será mas rápida 🙂

Familia Roettger y yo en el Aguadilla Farmers Market, Octubre 2015
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