Just a few very doable tasks left to complete in order to be ready for Fall Fest. Thanks to our Saturday volunteer group of Joe, Tae, Vicki, John, Leslie, Cesar, Beth, Madge and Graham. Three of these people have never volunteered at the garden before. How great is that? There’s not much to say that wouldn’t be better as pictures so here you go…
After a huge pile of dirt was moved, mostly by the tireless Joe, we finished the kids area:
I had really been looking forward to seeing this come together since neighbor Rose donated the play structures a few months ago. I can’t wait to see my local kiddos enjoying this place. Kudos to Beth and Cesar for the collaborative Chagall-DeKooning-esque log paintings.
Johnny worked out our second pump:
and then we got to witness a very special harvest. Along with this bounty, which was pretty substantial, from just one of the beds…
we were treated to the unearthing of Cesar’s franken-plant! This was a tomato vine grafted to a potato vine. It is a technique that was developed in the UK (sometimes called a French-fry plant) that conserves garden space and water. Cesar decided to try it for himself and here it is:
Don’t believe it? Here’s a closer look at the graft:
All in all, a very successful day!