Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Victory Peace Garden update

Cedar mulch being brought to garden site
Summer switched into high gear yesterday in Minneapolis. We had a record high of 103 degrees fahrenheit.  The hot weather didn't stop the Victory-Robbins 4-H club from work on the garden.  They watered, planted and added cedar mulch to the walking paths around the raised beds.  Seems some of the water accidentally (or not) got onto some of the workers too.

Water for plants and people ;-)
I was pleased to see the raised beds and fence we installed still holding up.  The plants really seemed to be loving their new environment on the south facing slope.  This garden is organized utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, which puts plants in a high concentration, rather than simply by rows. I must confess that this garden is far more advanced, and organized than my home garden. Way to go 4-Hers and parents! Pretty impressive start for a new garden.

Mom and daughter working together
It was also nice to have a visit yesterday from Kelsey Barale and Rebecca Harnik from Gardening Matters, the organization that is facilitating the funding which helped to establish the garden.  Gardening Matters helps to promote and preserve community gardens, while also providing a wealth of networking and educational opportunities.
Adding mulch around raised beds
Great start for veggies!

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