Did you enjoy a salad from The Kitchen during the Pictona Open? How about a hamburger with fresh lettuce? If so, look no further than the towers behind Courts 23 & 24 for the source of that tasty goodness! Thanks to the efforts of the Pictona Garden Club, the Pictona Open had a tremendous supply of fresh lettuce to satisfy the many hungry players who visited Pictona during the tournament. Garden Club members start seeds at home, nurturing them until they're ready for transport into the towers. Then, at weekend "Planting Parties," they plant them in the towers and continue to monitor their growth until the greens are just right for harvesting. It's a lot of work but also a labor of love, managed and coordinated under the leadership of Hydroponic Committee Co-Chairs Corrie Wise and Trish Kabus, as well as Master Gardener Russ Royce.
The Kitchen is grateful for the contributions of Pictona gardeners and continues to use the harvest from the Humana Community Gardens at Pictona in salads and weekly specials. If you haven't tried it out yet, come on over to The Kitchen to enjoy the freshest lettuce in town - and know that it might just have been grown by one of your fellow pickleballers!
Pre-Tournament ("How It's Been") Post-Tournament ("How It's Going")