Stephanie's mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, loves to talk about the old days growing up with her brothers on the land that is Behnke Nurseries. Some of the funniest memories are about 'wash day.' Click through to read all about it.
A few years ago, Behnke’s president, Alfred Millard, and the Emmanuel United Methodist Church came up with the idea of a community garden to help with their Food Bank. They do a monthly food distribution at EUMC church in Beltsville. They add the fresh produce to the canned, dried and frozen goods that they hand out.
This year, Eddy Ruano, after a long cold wet Spring, did the planting for the church and has been taking care of it. Now that the crops are starting to produce, the church volunteers will be out to harvest the radishes and zucchinis this week. Eddy told me that they also have a fine crop of mixed varieties of tomatoes and peppers along with onions.
Posted By: Stephanie Fleming