Monday, March 28, 2011

The Eric Waller Community Vegetable Garden is Ready

For those who weren't able to make it to the garden today, thought you'd want to know what we accomplished. From 10:00-1:20, twenty-four people from 15 households, adults and children, helped to:

-till the composte and existing soil together with a temperamental but functional community tiller
-build up rows of tilled earth to create nine 34' x4' garden mounds or beds
-rake lime into the soil to neutralize the soil acidity
-spread wood chips between the beds

It was a gratifying experience and we came away congratulating ourselves for a job well done and feeling wonderful about how well we all worked together. It was very impressive.

NEXT WEEK WE PLANT! Sunday, April 3, from 10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If possible, bring your garden gloves, small trowels, wheelbarrows, pointed shovels, and any hoses you are able and willing to contribute to the cause.

There is now a consensus that we will need a fence around the garden since there are deer in the park. We are working on coming up with an economic and efficient solution and hope to be able to install the fence next Sunday as well. I'll keep you "posted."

Lastly, if anyone has the skill or knows of someone who can make a sign for the garden, please let me know. There were several curious people passing by today with questions about who we were. A simple sign, "The Eric Waller Mount Washington Community Vegetable Garden," that can withstand the elements would be great.

A wonderful week to you all!