Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Tour of the Community Garden

Late this afternoon, I walked the entire Community Garden and took pictures. I took 171 pics! There are 110 plots there. Here are some lovely sights. The garden has come a long long way!

Enjoy the tour!

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I think it's just amazing to see this not so long ago empty piece of land turned into all this!!


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  1. Just awesome! It really is amazing how quickly it all turned around and to see everything so lush and green.

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    1. It's really a beautiful sight!!

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  2. It is fun seeing all of the different gardening styles.

    I think I need a community garden plot. I think I would be more motivated to weed if I knew other people would be seeing my garden on a frequent basis! :)

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    1. I also find all the different gardening styles interesting.

      We have rules about weeds. There have been a few evictions and there are still a couple of sites that have yet to be gardened.

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  3. It is so wonderful to see what a group of super people can do with a handful of seeds! I am really impressed! Great Job to everyone. Lovely gardens!

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    1. It's definitely an impressive site! Wouldn't it be great if more unused space could be designated for gardens??? Just imagine how much food could be grown!

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  4. I can't believe how big some of the plants are there! If I didn't know I would never guess that the garden is new this year.

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    1. Isn't that crazy how big some of the plants are?? I wish some of my plants were that big!

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  5. You stole my word I was going to say that is amazing in such a short time!

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    1. The transformation really is amazing!

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  6. So impressed with the Community Garden, Neat, clean and not a weed in sight. I bet any slugs/bugs are soon moved on.
    The different crops looked really healthy, the broccoli amazing!!

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    1. The County Garden Coordinator and The Garden Committee is really trying to stay on top of things. There are a handful of plots that are a bit weedy or messy.....but, not many.

      I wish my broccoli looked that good!

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  7. You're right . It IS amazing. Love the arch and the beer sign LOL. If you could grow beer that easy, everyone would have a garden in their back yard.

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    1. That's for sure! Beer gardens for all!

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  8. So pretty. I walk by a couple of community gardens on occasion, one just half a mile from my house. They are much smaller (not surprising since they are very urban), but also much messier. Or maybe you just didn't take photos of the weedy ones.

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    1. Daphne, I took pictures of each and every plot this time. There are only about 6 that have any issues. All of those plots have been given a notice. We are really trying to make this garden a "Model Garden" for the county. Then maybe more community gardens can be created!

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  9. Robin,

    The pictures you took are amazing. This community garden look as if it's a professional nursery. Everyone involved with this garden must be proud, job well done!!!!

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    1. Thanks Sandy, There are definitely a lot of very proud and hard working gardeners gardening there!

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  10. What a beautiful place! It must be so wonderful to be surrounded by fellow gardeners who are so serious about growing their food. Absolutely lovely photos.

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    1. It's definitely beautiful! We all like this location much better then the last. As you can see, the soil is good too!

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  11. Truly remarkable that in that short time the changes made and gardens growing. I can see where you've been spending your time and it time worth spending at that. Congratulations!

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    1. Marcia, I really enjoy going to the garden much more then I did last year. This place feels like a real community!

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  12. That is a community garden?! The ones I usually pass don't look this neat and organized at all. In some cases, they look like a hot mess. Your community is to be commended!

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    1. I have to agree with you. A lot of community gardens are a hot mess. We are very proud of our new garden!

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  13. Wow I can't believe how far along everything is! You can tell all the gardeners have been working hard. It seems like last week it was all a large dirt pile.

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    1. I was just looking at the photos from 3 months ago....it was just a large empty dirt pile! I'm really amazed at the progress!

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  14. That is just absolutely amazing. I can't believe it is a new garden. Amazing.

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    1. I really can't believe how far it's come either!

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  15. WOW everything sure has taken off!!!

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    1. It sure has! We are hoping for a good gardening season for all!

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  16. OK, Robin, where did you take those photos? That cannot be that rough plowed field of ...what, two months ago? What a difference! You and your fellow gardeners (plotters?) should be very, very proud of your accomplishments. You truly are "Gardeners of Eden"!

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    1. Thanks Granny, It's really mind boggling how far the garden has come in such a short period of time! I think it's fantastic!

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  17. A lot of busy bees you have in that garden, looks like it's been there for years! Very pretty photos :)

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  18. Thanks Erin, I am really impressed with all the hard work everyone has put into their plots!

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  19. Robin, you've really done a wonderful job with your plots! Kudos to you!

    It's really exciting to see how many people are interested in growing their own food. Imagine all the vacant city-owned land all over the country that could be turned into something like this. It could even be done with no rental fees if a city wanted to. If people put in a garden in those places, look at how that would not only improve the appearances of neighborhoods everywhere, but get fresh food to hungry folks as well.

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