We’re off to a great start. The plots are growing vegetables, plot holders and volunteers are looking after the place and getting to know each other, and we are poised to finish construction in the coming months. I even here we have a Frankenstein tomato/potato graft growing here! That’s some amazing stuff and I can’t wait to see how it goes! We are, of course watching our water closely in this first year of veggie production, the natives and flowers are doing fine on their own. I found a great resource with some water saving tips. I’ve shared them and this great website with our gardeners, here they are for you, as well:
We are thinking, also, of how to use the garden to strengthen the community. We are working on refurbishing a little produce stand and have reserved one bed to be grown for community food donations (where we donate it will depend on how big the harvest is). You will see the cart and community bed come together as the summer comes on. It occurs to me that our little cart may be just the start. I think it would be amazing if there was a free produce stand on every block, where neighbors could share their extras. I’ve whipped up this little sign with some clip art (and translations we had done professionally). Here it is, printable, in case anyone else wants to make a free produce stand for their block.