16 April 2011

Main campus garden moved

Raised beds are vertically challenged compared to the pick up trucks and six-wheelers that TCG formally shared its garden space with. The first main campus garden began humbly built on a a gravel parking lot occupied by university vehicles, equipment, waste, and outdoor storage facilities.

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(BEFORE -- 10:45 AM 04/15/11)

Yesterday, TCG began the process of moving the garden from its rocky starting place to its permanent home: Broad and Norris. Bobcats prowled up and down Norris today from 1-3 PM with loads of soil in their jaws.

The soil in the new garden is red with clay and far from ideal for cultivation. Although now off the rocks, TCG is stuck in a hard place and will continue using raised-bed systems. Poor soil is just one of the many challenges urban gardeners face.

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(AFTER -- 2:10 PM 04/15/11)

Today at 9 AM, TCG members will have their first work day in the garden. Gardeners will fill beds with soil, plant vegetables, and set up a compost bin for the new space.

Abigail Reimold TCG

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Main Garden:
Diamond & Carlisle St.

Sonia Sanchez Garden:
Diamond & Carlisle St.
(across the street)