Held at the extension office on Sansom ST, the October 27th quarterly meeting kicked off with a potluck. The most sought after recipe: Dottie Allison's brussel sprouts! 25 members attended. After a brief round of introductions, the agenda followed with updates.
|Reflection of potluck spread. |
MGs catch up over a meal before the meeting.
|Introductions over pizza.|
|It was great to hear what the attendees worked on in 2016.|
|Anna presented the updates and made sure the meeting stayed on schedule.|
There is a new program for Master Gardeners to mentor teachers from PHS' Green City Teachers program. All levels of involvement are encouraged. Contact Anna if you are interested.
The City printed up 100 Soil Health lawn signs, 60 are available to those who can use them at their
gardens. Spanish translations of both the pollinator and growing healthy soil brochures are available thanks to the City.
|Lawn signs made available by the City. |
Contact Anna if you'd like one for your garden.
The EPA soil free lead test at this year's MG garden day was the EPA's largest one-day test. Thank you for getting the word out!
Together, the Philadelphia County Master Gardeners worked over 3,700 volunteer hours in our city this past season. Ten Master Gardeners performed more than 100 hours of service. In alphabetical order:
Elisa Ruse Esposito
Silas Johnson, Jr.
Mary Anne Pedrick
|A current map of MG project locations throughout the City.|
|Marty gives an update on the 2017 Garden Day/Plant Sale plans.|
After updates were presented, the attendees broke out into small groups to discuss:
Plants to grow for Garden Day sale
Possible events to have at Garden Day sale
Speaker Bureau topics: follow up from survey that was sent around.
One of the rave reviews for our potluck was for the brussels spouts brought by Dottie Allison.
It was very good and everyone wanted to know who made this dish. Here is the recipe hope everyone enjoys.
The recipe I used comes from the stalk Brussels sprouts that Trader Joe’s is selling right now. I modified it as follows:
2 lbs Brussels sprouts - sliced
1/2 to 3/4 maple syrup (depending upon desired sweetness) - I used Trader Joe’s bourbon maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk maple syrup, olive oil, salt and pepper, toss with Brussels sprouts. Place in a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Keep oven at 400 for crispy Brussels, turn heat down to 350 for less crispy, for another 20 minutes or until Brussels are tender. Garnish as desired. (I used toasted pumpkin seeds and currants)