We want to let you know about a wonderful event coming up this Sunday, as well as some updates on plant and product availability:
HARLEQUIN”S GARDENS NURSERY is very excited to invite you to a
FREE (and CARBON- FREE) DEMONSTRATION of
SOLAR, OFF-THE-GRID COOKING with Mary Carhart
on SUNDAY MAY 16th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Harlequin’s Gardens Nursery
4795 N. 26th St., Boulder CO 80301 (303) 939-9403
Experience the technology and sample cookies baked in a solar oven!
Solar Cooking is a simple, exciting and important clean-energy technology providing a clean and healthy alternative that greatly improves the lives of millions of people around the world, as well as the small and large-scale environments in which they (and we) live.
Mary Carhart will be demonstrating a variety of different Solar Cooking technologies, from home-made to high-tech. Mary is passionate about solar cooking and spreading its use, both locally and globally. She has been cooking with solar ovens and educating people about solar cooking technologies and techniques for five years.
Colorado is blessed with optimal conditions for Solar Cooking, and solar ovens can be used to bake, roast, fry, dry-process (dehydrate) or otherwise cook all kinds of foods, from turkey to casseroles to cakes.
This event is not about selling solar ovens and Mary has no products to sell. It is an opportunity to see and experience solar cooking technologies, to hear about the ways in which solar cooking is improving lives and environments, to find out about resources for solar cooking, and to get answers to your questions about solar cooking. And to eat a sol-food cookie.
So we hope you will join us for this valuable, informative and fun demonstration!
_____________________________________And come in for our bounty of vegetable starts:
As I write this note on Thursday night, we currently have the following out for sale:
TOMATOES: Siletz, Super Lakotah (aka Super Sioux), Sungold, Goliath, Silvery Fir Tree, Orange Blossom, Stupice, Black Prince, Orange Queen, Principe Borghese, Box Car Willy, Carmello, Big Beef, Jaune Flammee, Chianti Rose, Mortgage Lifter, Mo’s Golden Paste, Opalka, Amish Paste and Martino’s Roma.
As space becomes available over the next few days, we plan to bring out some more, including: Tumbler, Pineapple, Pruden’s Purple, Brandywine, Black Krim, Siberian, Lemon Boy, Black from Tula, Mexico Midget, Speckled Roman, Rutgers Indeterminate, Golden Delight, Paul Robeson and Kellogg’s Breakfast.
Soon to follow will be: Black Cherry, Gardener’s Delight, Thessaloniki, and more……
We also have lots of different kinds of peppers and eggplants coming out, and we still have cabbage, cauliflower, Pak Choi, Red Shiso, Mizuna, and other spring greens, seven different beautiful varieties of Swiss Chard (!), radicchio, Nasturtiums, and on, and on!
AND… we have Marketmore Cucumbers, Soleil Golden Zucchini ready for sale, and soon to follow, a whole bunch of Summer Squash (Eight Ball, Yellow Straightneck, Gentry, Tatume, Raven, Costata Romanesco, Caserta, Coosa, Tromboncino, Benning’s Green Tint, Ronde de Nice, etc.) and Winter Squash varieties (Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato, Delicata, Fordhook Acorn, Long Island Cheese, Hessel Sugar Loaf, Uncle David’s Dakota Dessert, Burpee’s Butterbush, Tetsukabuto, Sunshine, Sweet Meat, Blue Ballet, Carnival, Squisito Spaghetti Squash, Cha Cha Kabocha, etc.) and Melons coming on (Collective Farm Woman, Crane, Ha Ogen, Green Nutmeg, Tigger, Noire des Carmes, Halona, as well as many other cucumber varieties (Suhyo Long, Home-made Pickles, Diva, Tanja, Early Russian, etc.).
In the last two weeks we have brought out lots of plants from our own propagation, and have received many deliveries from our suppliers, most of whom are small Front Range growers. Right now we have our best plant selection of the season.
We are fortunate to be able to offer local organic Mushroom Compost right now. We hope to be able to get more, but we don’t know if it will be available again this season.
Our selection of books has grown, and includes many of the best books available for edible gardening, container gardening, native plants, xeriscape, permaculture, creating meadows, planting design, etc.
We look forward to helping you make your gardening joyful, successful and rewarding.
Eve & Mikl Brawner