Thursday, May 5, 2011

Closer to Earth Visits Guilford Gardens

Kam of Guilford Gardens educating CTE youth in sustainable farming practices
      In April of this spring Closer to Earth youth took a farm tour of Guilford Gardens, a 3 acre urban farm located in Oklahoma City. Kamala Gamble started farming at her home in Oklahoma City almost ten years ago. Guilford Gardens is comprised of field vegetable production, two hoop houses and one green house. Closer to Earth youth learned of many sustainable farming practices and about growing in hoop houses to extend the growing season.

      Chef Barb of Kam’s Kookery held a healthy cooking demo for us, showing us how to prepare a fresh salad, with home made dressing, and yummy cooked greens! Thank you Guilford Gardens and Kam's Kookery for inviting us to come and learn from your work!  To learn more about Kam's Kookery and Guilford Gardens visit
Kam explaining the benefits of growing food in a hoop house

Chef Barb teaching us how to prepare greens from our garden!