Friday, November 11th, 2011
This week, People’s District shares three stories about and recipes from City Blossoms, a non-profit committed to kid-driven, community engaging creative green spaces. Today, we hear from five-year-old Lorenzo, the garden’s master waterer.
“Hi, my name is Lorenzo and I live on Girard St. in North America. I am five-years-old, and I loooove gardening. I like to plant plants so that other people can have plants. Did you know that plants need water? It’s true, they get real thirsty just like people.
I love to cook big, giant steaks and popcorn. We don’t grow any steaks or popcorn at the garden yet.
“I am a great waterer and I just got an award for watering the plants so good. I want to make sure that they have what they need, so they can grow up big and tall. When the plants grow, we can have more to eat, and share our plants with all the people who come to the garden.
“If you come here, you can see all of the plants that I done watered, like the eggplant and the grapes. I like to cook that stuff, but I love to cook big, giant steaks and popcorn. We don’t grow any steaks or popcorn at the garden yet.”
I asked Lorenzo to share a recipe from the garden.
Lorenzo’s anchovies, eggplant, and sweet leaves popcorn
– “Get some anchovies, you know them fishy things from a can”
– “Pick some sweet leaves from the garden, like mint or other sweet stuff”
– “Take an eggplant from the garden when it is purple and cook it up”
– “Pop some popcorn”
– “Mix everything together in a big bowl until you make it taste real good. It is the best, and everyone is going to like my recipe.”
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