Friday, September 24, 2010

Green Thumb Girl Scouts Grow Food and Goodwill

Head over to The Syosset Patch and check out an awesome story with some great pictures of Girl Scout troops in Nassau County, NY, who have been dedicating their time once a week to planting, watering and harvesting gardens at Syosset's Farm at Oyster Bay.They planted string beans, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, grapes and tomatoes that are 100 percent organic and sustainable. The girls celebrated their efforts with a Harvest Festival at the farm last Sunday. Troop members harvested potatoes, sampled vegetables, collected seeds to be stored for use in the garden next season, built a scarecrow and painted a garden scene mural.

Situated on 26 acres of land, the farm has three ponds, and the property dates back to pre-Revolutionary War times. The food donations will go to Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry and Long Island Harvest.