Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Community Garden Reset 2017

As noted before, 2017 is a year of reinvention in the garden. Without Whole Foods' support, we have been scrambling to restructure and identify new resources. We are working on a long-term plan for the garden, including how to sustain it, and we want everyone in the community to be part of it.

To date, we have been awarded a Love Your [Resilient] Block grant from the City and received a Small Potatoes award from Grow Pittsburgh to support soil testing for our beds.

Most importantly, we need some hands and people to commit to helping us reinvent the space and how we will manage it!

Please join us this Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm for clean-up! Staff from Grow Pittsburgh will be there at 10 am to help us take soil samples for testing. 

And starting on Monday, May 8, Repair the World will be kicking on their bi-weekly garden volunteer nights from 6 - 8 pm. 

Here are some pictures from our work day earlier this month. Big thanks to Repair the World and Kentucky Avenue School for rallying the teams!

Rebuilding the bed that got run over by a stray car... (see 2015 season)

Kentucky Avenue School family and friends clear out the future pumpkin & squash beds.

Repair the World team in action.

Watering the transplants.