This past Saturday (May 7th) I went to meet my new Community Garden Plot! A neighbor was on a waiting list but doesn't know how much time he can commit this year so I'm going to help out and take the majority of the 'burden' on myself. I couldn't be happier!
It's a little rough now but has all the potential in the world!
My plot is 5' wide by 20' long. There are some kale 'volunteers' and a little strawberry plant already (plus some friends I have not yet identified).
I hope to document the whole season closely. Photos and drawings.
The garden as a whole is pretty fantastic. During our orientation we were told that it has been a garden since the 1900s and has never been built on. The Women's Educational and Industrial Union ran it for the majority of the time. It was fallow for some years in the 70s but the current organizers contacted the Women's Industrial Union, got permission to farm it again and have been doing so ever since! There are 2 hoses, 5 compost piles and a shed full of tools for sharing. Some scrappy city woods line one side and there are some benches in the shade there.
It's so exciting to be a part of this good old garden. I'll be planning out my plot this week and we'll be picking up seedlings and other supplies on Sunday! It's tough getting anything done since I just want to be digging around in that dirt all day every day.
See you in the garden!
Sarah (and Curtis)