Most of the time, we don’t like bugs. They bite us, sting us, eat our food. . . so who would have ever thought bugs might be a good thing? This morning, Marilyn, our resident gardener, taught the campers all about friends and foes of the garden. . . or in other words good bugs and bad bugs.
Campers learned that some bugs are necessary for plant reproduction, while others can rapidly destroy an entire bed of crops! Take a closer look at these insects we caught them in our bug jars! We also introduced some friends into the garden by releasing a bunch of lady bugs! Something else that will help the garden is the fish emulsion fertilizer we spread out- too bad it is super stinky! Last thing that garden loves is water- so we played a fun sponge game to cool off!After lending a helping hand in the garden, we continued on with the trend by lending a hand to SLU organization that benefits people in need. Campus Kitchens is a program that uses donated food from local grocery stores to cook and distribute meals for at need families in our community. We cooked a yummy Indian dish called Chicken Tika Masala, complete with rice and naan bread. We also made creamed spinach and spiced apricots. We packaged it all up and delivered it to Campus Kitchen, before hitting the SLUruba pool at the Simon Rec Center. We had a blast- check out the photos!