Fall plot preparation


The transplants are hardening off. The plots being readied. We use a lot of flags to make sure we get the lines straight. Simple, easy and effective.


The Great Bean Social ’16 at the UGArden

The photo shows some of the UGArden team enjoying a delicious bowl of pinto beans and rice!

It takes more than just beans to make Burke’s world famous pinto beans. Just like those beans, it also takes more than just a garden to create the UGArden.

UGArden is rich recipe created by the spice and flavor that each person brings to the garden. It’s a unique dish unlike any other, but what makes it truly special is how all these personalities come together to make UGArden a place to branch out, plant roots and growth in a fantastic community for beginners to enthusiasts alike .

Pinto Bean Recipe


1lb dried pinto beans

4 cups of vegetable broth

3 bay leaves

2 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp chipotle power

3 tbsp garlic power

4 tbsp salt

1 tbsp black pepper

1 tbsp paprika

1 pinch of love


Mix all ingredients and cook 4.5 hours on high in slow cooker


Serve with rice

Garnish with Cilantro

Squeeze some lime onto it