Good Food Project Garden Newsletter
June 2014 
Congratulations Garden District Community Garden!
The Garden District Community Garden on Turner Street
A community garden has been established next to the Jewish Temple on Turner Street in Alexandria. This garden culminated from a dream of several members of the small, but strong, Garden District Community. The group joined forces with the Jewish Temple, the YWCA, the Garden District Neighborhood Foundation, and the Good Food Project to develop the garden. The garden is open to all residents of the garden district who are encouraged to come work in the garden or to socialize with their neighbors. The garden began with 6 - 3'X6' raised beds that were planted with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and beneficial flowers. An expansion of the garden will begin on August 1 to allow members of the community to lease their own plot of land for $35.00 per year. The Garden District Community Garden Group is currently seeking donations to make the garden the best that it can be. A website has been established to accept monetary donations (https://fundly.com/garden-district-community-garden) or if you would like to purchase tools, soil, plants, mulch or just simply want to volunteer, you can contact the group at [email protected] or on Facebook at www.facebook.com. The Good Food Project is proud to partner with this great group of people and wish them much success.      If you are interested in being involved in this or any other  worthwhile project affiliated with the Good Food Project, contact Frances Boudreaux  at 318.445.2773 or via email: [email protected]    
Recipe of the Month

Blackberry Crisp



Blackberry Crisp

2 cups fresh blackberries (I use frozen) or 2 cups
frozen blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch


1 1/2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

Blackberries at the Good Food Project

 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter or 1/4 cup margarine

1 Place blackberries in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. 
2 In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice until smooth; pour over berries.
3 Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. 
4 Sprinkle over berries. 
5 Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until filling is bubbly. 
6 Serve warm with ice cream.   



In June plant:                          
Community Memorial Park & Garden Volunteers


Eggplant (seed & plants)



Peas, Southern

Pepper (Hot-Transplants)

Sweet Potatoes

Pumpkin (Fall)

Summer Squash

Tomatoes (Seeds for Fall)



Garden News

Thanks to the Kitchen Gardeners International "Sow it Forward" grant, the Good Food Project was able to assist two new community gardens with much needed garden tools. Jena's Vision Community Garden in Jena, Louisiana and Jonesville Community Garden in Jonesville, Louisiana. Congratulations to our newest community garden partners!


Jena's Vision Community Garden
Jena's Vision Community Garden receiving tools from the Good Food Project




Jonesville Community Garden   

 Jonesville Community Garden receiving tools

               from the Good Food Project




Workday Wednesday

You are invited to join us at the GFP demonstration garden on Workday Wednesdays. In the garden, you will experience learning to grow food in a sustainable, organic way, while getting an opportunity to meet new people., and to help those in need in the community. If you, your organization, or work place would like to be involved, please give us a call. We would love to hear from you!

Each Wednesday from 7:30-11:30 AM all adults and children are invited to come out for a fun day of learning and giving back  to the community. Let's grow together! Learn more.

If Wednesday's aren't good for you, call us to set up another volunteer day! 318-445-2773 


Garden Quote

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." Frances Hodgson Burnett
Kara Medica harvesting "Silver Queen" Southern Peas at the Good Food Project

Volunteer of the Month





















Like a bright volunteer bloom, that sort of magically appears one morning, Nancy Strohschein showed up at the Good Food Project demonstration garden early this month, prepared to work. Nancy, a retired Navy nurse, and a community volunteer, is a native of Avoyelles Parish. There, on a small farm, her family raised cows, soybeans, cotton, and corn. She learned the value of a strong work ethic and a love for nature, "if you treat the earth right, it will treat you right" says Nancy. Nancy has used her medical skills in the service of others through mission work to Honduras and at our local VA Hospital. She firmly believes in "teaching a person to fish; not giving them a fish." We, at the Good Food Project , welcome Nancy aboard, she has been a great addition to our list of committed volunteers. We look forward to working alongside her each workday Wednesday!

If you would like to join Nancy and our other dedicated volunteers, please join us each Wednesday morning in the demonstration garden at 3223 Baldwin Avenue Alexandria, LA. 318-445-2773



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