April 18, 2012

Community Gardening

 My community garden - Community food is good food

This year our gardening extends past the patio container garden as we add 16 square feet of life-giving soil in a raised-bed plot at our local community garden. I stopped by today to see our allotment for the first time. I liked what I saw.

Box C is our accessible bit of soil

I was expecting bare soil, but because this is not a new garden it already has abundant growth in it. Strawberries, green onions and kale - just add water, and eat.

Gardens feed the stomach and the soul

I have loved gardens since roaming my grandparent's fecund prairie garden as a little guy. A garden is a excellent place to relax and recharge - they can provide all the nourishment we need.

A nice place to sit and watch things grow

I am excited about being part of our community garden, because it is not just about the food. It is about being outside, meeting other gardeners, and joining together to take actions that improve our community's resilience.

Happy spring, and happy gardening.


  1. Anonymous4/18/2012

    Beautiful Garden!! I too have wonderful memories of my grandfather's large garden along the banks of the Ohio River. It's such an integral part of my childhood. Wish every child could have the experience.

    1. Wow - sounds beautiful. You are fortunate to have enjoyed your grandparent's garden. I hope to some day have a garden as awesome as my grandparents.

      When I taught grade 4 I initiated a school garden project so the students could experience the satisfaction of nurturing nature and growing your own food.

      You are right - every child should have that experience.


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