What to do with all that zucchini! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:00

Sara O'Brien sent in a couple of recipes to help you work through a surplus of zucchini. One is for a twist on

zucchini bread. The other for zucchini kofta balls, which can be done either as an Indian dish or a vegetarian

meatball substitute.

Wheat Germ Zucchini Bread

From Sunset Breads Step by Step Techniques (copyright 1984) - Makes 2 loaves

3 eggs

1 cup salad oil

1 cup each granulated sugar and firmly packed brown sugar OR…. I use 2 cups turbinado sugar

1 tablespoon maple syrup

4 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (squeeze the water after it is shredded)

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour OR…. I use King Arthur’s white whole wheat flour

½ cup toasted wheat germ

2 teaspoons each baking soda and salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/3 cup sesame seeds

Beat eggs until frothy; add oil, sugars, and maple syrup, and continue beating until mixture is thick and foamy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:24
A BIG Thank You PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Spence   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 23:15

Thanks to all of the fabulous Salem businesses who supported SCG during our harvest fundraiser.

We couldn't have done it without you!

. Pamplemousse
. Urban Elements
. Milk & Honey
. Mud Puddle Toys
. Mighty Aphrodite
. Maitland Mountain Farms
. Cafe Polonia
. Rouge
. Gulu Gulu Cafe
. Historic Salem, Inc.
. Ben & Jerry's
. Body and Soul Massage and Spa
. Sankofa Massage
. Refind


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:23
Party of Gold Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carolyn McGuire   
Sunday, 05 February 2012 22:32

Start gathering your gold now...

The "Party of Gold" fundraiser was so easy and successful,


we've scheduled another party!


Sunday, April 15th

Look for an email with time & location.

For those of you unfamiliar with Party of Gold, it is an organization that helps groups raise money by

recycling gold and silver items.


Laura Hanger, an SCG gardener at Palmer Cove, has offered to be at this follow-up party. Gardeners who

wish to participate can bring their unwanted gold or silver jewelry for her to evaluate and buy.


Party of Gold donates 15% of their profits from the evening to Salem Community Gardens, not your profits

—gardeners will get the full exchange rate for whatever they bring—a significant amount if you consider the

current exchange rate on gold and silver.


A Party of Gold representative measures the gold and silver items and writes you a check on the spot.

You will receive the latest exchange rate for your items.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:54
Think You Know Composting? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lorena Hawkins   
Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:19

Our gardeners hadn't seen it done like this before!  We were so lucky to have Horace Mann's Destination Imagination

team perform their own play about compost - an epic tale of bugs, decay, and manure.  We loved watching them romp

their way through their funny and scary tale of the why, how, and where composting occurs.  Thanks for providing

such fabulous entertainment at our Annual Potluck!

Horace Mann Destination Imagination

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:40
Why donate to Salem Community Gardens? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 22:11

“Community gardening is a more than a century old tradition in the United States, and is still just as needed today

as during the formative years of the 1890s.With high unemployment rates, increasing food insecurity, and the ever-

growing prevalence of obese Americans, community gardens have the potential to simultaneously alleviate multiple

societal ills, while at the same time highlighting the assets of communities.”

From: Draper, Carrie and Freedman, Darcy (2010) 'Review and Analysis of the Benefits, Purposes, and Motivations

Associated with Community Gardening in the United States', Journal of Community Practice, 18: 4, 458-492.


We at Salem Community Gardens are proud to offer the residents of Salem - one of the most densely populated cities

on theNorth Shore - a place to raise some of their own food, the training to be successful, and a recreational outlet that

appeals toresidents of all ages, means, and physical abilities.  Our 380 gardeners come from every corner of the city,

many living inhousing without access to yard space.



Not only does your donation help us raise money to support our primary work of managing our four organic community

gardens, it also helps support our Community Share Plot – a garden planted and maintained for the neighbors of our

PalmerCove Park garden.  It will buy materials for our ongoing educational initiatives focused on school-age and pre-

school children in Salem schools.  Finally, it will provide seed and materials for our donation gardens – planted,

maintained, and harvested by community garden volunteers for the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.



These programs are three important ways we further support the residents of Salem as a whole and we feel they are


“Youth gardening programs… were found to promote youth development (e.g., social relationships, respect for other

individuals and cultures), improve access and consumption of healthy foods, and increase science achievement and

environmental attitudes…” (Draper and Freedman, 2010).

For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference in our community, we invite you to read

other articles on our website.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 April 2012 21:24
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