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Arbor Day Observation and Program, 9:30 a.m. Brazos County Arboretum and Demonstration Idea Garden, 2619 Texas 21 W., Bryan. Jeff Lehde and Zaina Gates, certified master arborists, will demonstrate tree pruning and planting. Free and open to the public. Details: brazosmg.com.
South Brazos County Farmer’s Market, noon to 6 p.m. Scott & White Hospital parking lot. Locally grown seasonal produce, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, olive oil, bread, jams, jellies and much more. 281-684-1372.
Annual Fall Festival Of Roses sponsored by The Antique Rose Emporium, 10000 F.M. 50, Brenham. Friday speakers and topics include: 10:30 a.m.: Grow Your Own Roses from Cuttings and Breeding Fragrant Roses of the Future with Mike Shoup and Andrew Barocco of The Antique Rose Emporium; 1:30 p.m.: The Measure of a Good Rose with Pam Smith of Farmers Branch Rose Gardens; 2:15 p.m.: Healthy Plants: National Clean Plant Network with David Byrne of Texas A&M University Department of Horticulture; 3:30 p.m.: A Few Good Fall Selections with Robbi Daves Will of The Antique Rose Emporium. Details: 979-836-5548 or www.antiqueroseemporium.com/events.
Annual Fall Festival Of Roses sponsored by The Antique Rose Emporium, 10000 F.M. 50, Brenham. Saturday speakers and topics include: 10 a.m.: Cutting-Edge Perennials with Ball Seed Company; 11 a.m.: Herbal Magic with Henry Flowers of Festival Hill Gardens; 1:30 p.m.: The Rose Rustlers with William Welch of TAMU Department of Horticulture; 3 p.m.: Of Wine and Roses with Windy Hill Winery; 3:30 p.m.: Beer’s Rosy Outlook with Randy Shoup. Details: 979-836-5548 or www.antiqueroseemporium.com/events.
Brenham Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon. 307 S. Park St., Brenham.
Annual Fall Festival Of Roses sponsored by The Antique Rose Emporium, 10000 F.M. 50, Brenham. Sunday speakers and topics include: 11 a.m.: Tour of ARE Growing Fields led by Mike Shoup and Andrew Barocco: tour the rose fields, visit the propagation house and learn about aerobic compost tea. Details: 979-836-5548 or www.antiqueroseemporium.com/events.
Meeting of the Men’s Garden Club, 7 p.m. Room S113 of the A&M United Methodist Church at Northgate. Jim Anding will talk about his experiences growing blackberry plants. Guest Welcome.
“Garden Success,” noon to 1 p.m. The radio show with Skip Richter, County Extension Agent Horticulture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Listen to Richter’s advice on gardening in the Brazos Valley on KAMU-FM 90.9.
Nov. 10: Meeting of the A&M Garden Club, 9:30 a.m. College Station Waste Water Treatment Plant, 2200 N. Forest Parkway, College Station. Joanna Roman will present a slide show about the recent Gardenista Trip to Guatemala, and talk about the beautiful gardens/farms visited and the wonderful gardening activities conducted for Mayan kids as part of our Global Gardening Programs. Business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Presentation starts at 10:30 am. Visitors welcomed.
Nov. 14: Meeting of the TAMU Women’s Club Garden Interest Group, 9:30 a.m. Education Classroom, George Bush Presidential Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive. “Cool Herbs” presented by Sally Hnatiuk, Brazos County Master Gardener, former Comal County Master Gardener and member of the San Antonio Herb Society. Sally will share tips on growing and using herbs during the cooler months of the year plus information about drying herbs for use in your home. Guests are welcome.
The Garden Calendar is a public service provided by The Eagle and The Brazos County Master Gardeners Association. To have your gardening event listed in The Eagle, contact Ginny Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-0997. The deadline for submitting is the Friday one week before publication.
There’s a tiny garden on the rooftop of Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton.
It’s a little oasis in a desert of bricks and concrete.
“We have spearmint and lemon balm over here,” says a patient who’s tending to the garden. He’s 11 years old. “These tarragons taste like licorice,” he adds.
The garden came to be this past summer. The hospital’s food service director was eager to make more fresh meals from scratch. The herb supply comes from the garden. It’s a raised wooden bed on legs, no bigger than a kitchen table. A couple of potted tomato plants sit a few feet away.
The garden’s turned out to be a tiny testament to how nurturing it can be to grow something — especially nurturing for young people in crisis. Gardening requires hope and trust. And these kids are in need of both.
“We worked a lot on the tomatoes,” says a 10-year-old boy who’s staying at the hospital. The 11-year-old adds, “Yeah, we tried our very best.”
The children in this part of the hospital typically stay for two or three weeks. We’re not using the patients’ names to protect their medical privacy. They’re here because they have mood disorders or severe anxiety. Some have endured intense trauma. They range in age from 4 to 14.
As the garden has grown, so has the young patients’ eagerness to water it, prune the leaves, and watch it all take root.
This boy’s psychiatrist enlisted him in the garden care.
“He just told me about it a couple weeks ago, and now I’m already on radio,” the boy says into our microphone. “And now I watered it, and now I’m part of the garden.”
Laura Garvin works in the food service department at Franciscan Children’s.
“This started out as a food service project just to meet the kids, because a lot of the kids were coming down and talking to us, and we’re like, ‘We have no idea who you are!’ ” Garvin recalls. “And it evolved into garden therapy, which has turned quite successful.”
Garvin says that one day early on, some of the girls at the hospital were so excited, they put on sundresses and came barreling out on the garden deck to keep the plants company. She also remembers a youngster who’d never before had a tomato, before plucking one from the garden.
An important lesson for the kids is that plants — and people — grow stronger over time, with patience and care.
More immediate gratification comes as the kids learn a new skill: cooking what they grow. They gather downstairs in the kitchen for today’s culinary lesson: pesto.
“We’ll start adding, little by little, the herbs into the blender, and then we’ll emulsify it as it goes,” says Alana Daher, the hospital’s food services director, as she instructs the kids. She mixes basil, oregano, parsley and mint in a blender.
There’s another patient helping at the counter — a teenage girl plucking the stems from the basil. The two boys watch every step — especially when Daher brings out big bowls of cooked penne and linguine.
“What you want to do is fold [the pesto] into the pasta. So it’s a little different than, like, marinara,” Daher says.
“May I have some more parmesan?” one of the boys asks.
The kids’ psychiatrist, Dr. Anthony Sossong, does a taste test and calls the pesto delicious.
Sossong is medical director of the Community Based Acute Treatment program at Franciscan Children’s. According to him, the garden has become a convivial place where patients often open up.
“I’ve had kids seek me out on the unit asking if we can go talk in the garden and go water together,” Sossong says. “And kids who would rather spend the majority of the day in bed ask to come out and work with the garden.”
In terms of how that is therapeutic, Sossong says a lot of the patients’ therapy focuses on both looking forward and being “present in the moment,” and a garden has several elements that help with that kind of mindfulness.
“One is smells,” Sossong says. “Very often we are not paying attention to our sense of smell, and that can very much bring people into the moment — the smell of herbs and focusing on nurturing something outside of oneself can be really rewarding. And the idea that they’re creating something for future generations of kids who are going to be right there, too — that they’re taking care of something that’s going to last beyond their stay here.”
Next door, in the kitchen, the kids help clean up and reflect a bit on the goodness of gardening.
“It just feels good to have something that you appreciate in life,” says one of the boys. The other adds: “It does bring joy to the world — flowers, plants — people like those things. And I like seeing people happy.”
NEW YORK • Oprah Winfrey’s back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things.
Ranging in price from free (downloads of her “Super Soul Conversations” podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey’s annual list will be featured in the December issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, including discount codes to plug into Amazon or the websites of the companies themselves.
Winfrey’s elves, the magazine’s editor-at-large Gayle King and creative director Adam Glassman, spend much of the year scouting items for the list, with Oprah herself making the final decision on what to include for everyone — men, women, pets and kids — in apparel, tech, home goods, beauty, food and other offerings.
“What Oprah always challenges us to do is to find some new brands, some indie brands, mom-and-pop kind of brands. We always have a fabulous mix of tried and true, and big people, but we also like to infiltrate new brands and also brands made in the USA,” Glassman told the Associated Press in a recent interview.
Starting Thursday, items on the list are available at amazon.com/oprah. A look at a few of Oprah’s favorite things for 2017:
GRATITUDE GLASS JAR: These handblown jars on a pedestal base have wooden lids and come with 365 bronze-foil adorned cards for families to log the things they truly appreciate. $45.
LOUVELLE SHOWER TURBAN: Made of quick-dry fabric with a waterproof lining, these turban-style shower caps come in fun patterns and colors to make that blowout last. Oh, and there’s an adjustable knot for just the right fit. $40.
EMI JAY SMOOSH SHIRTS AND PANTS: If she could, Oprah would live in these ultra-soft but slightly structured sweat pants and shirts that come in light pink, gray and black, with an adjustable tie at the loose turtleneck. Shirts, $136. Pants, $132.
HONEY CAN DO HERB PRESERVER: Oprah grows a lot of her own herbs but often has the same problem as the rest of us: They quickly go yucky. Add a little water at the bottom of this glass jar, seal and keep herbs fresh for up to two weeks. $20.
SMART NORA SNORE SOLUTION: Give the gift of a snore solution that doesn’t involve mouth guards, nose strips or straps. It DOES involve a little Bluetooth-enabled, egg-shaped device that sits on a nightstand and is triggered by the snore. It then gently and slowly pumps up an inflatable pillow insert tucked into a pillowcase to shift the culprit’s sleeping position and lessen the noise. $299.
EMU AUSTRALIA MAYBERRY SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS: With a sturdy lug sole, these fuzzy slides come in bright pink, blue and orange. Oprah was a bit skeptical at first, Glassman said. “She said, really? I think my, like, Aunt Estelle used to wear those.” They’re not unlike furry footwear found on runways and in the streets of New York and Paris, he noted. $60.
FIVE POUNDS OF FRESH BLUEBERRIES: Wild blueberries frozen and shipped in a cardboard box within 24 hours of harvest from Josh Pond Farm in Whiting, Maine, near the northeast coast. Little secret: The farm is owned by TV exec Lorne Michaels, Glassman said. $50.
KATZ’S DELI DINNER FOR FOUR: The famed New York City deli will ship matzo ball soup, pastrami, corned beef, mustard, rye bread, knishes, pickles and chocolate or cinnamon babka to your chosen people. “I grew up going to Katz’s. My parents grew up on the Lower East Side,” Glassman said. “Nobody makes pastrami better.” $125.
MODEL BAKERY ENGLISH MUFFINS: Due to Oprah’s obsession with these muffins, they’re back for a second year, Glassman said. She even travels with them and brought a batch to the set of “A Wrinkle in Time” in New Zealand for cast and crew to enjoy. The artisanal darlings from this small Napa bakery come in a set with six original and six spelt. $35.
CASA DRAGONES JOVEN SIPPING TEQUILA: Oprah likes her tequila. This bottle for sipping is made by a woman-owned, small-batch distillery in Mexico and is her go-to. It’s a blend of silver and extra-aged tequila. The sipping bottle is pricy at $285. Oprah’s also offering a tequila blanco at $75 for mixing into cocktails.
YELLOW LEAF HAMMOCKS: Oprah once bought a house because it had a hammock hanging in the yard, Glassman said. These classic doubles are made in Thailand by artisan weavers. “When she stopped doing the daily talk show everyone was like, what are you gonna do and she goes I’m just gonna be laying in my hammock reading a book,” Glassman said. “That lasted about two days.” $199.
THE ECHO SHOW: Alexa has gone video. There’s a built-in screen to show content of all kinds, even your own security cameras. Ask her to pull up photos and shopping lists. $230.