How Do You Eat An Elephant?

…One bite at a time.  That’s been the saying of the week.   We’ve been making leaps and bounds at progress in the garden, but it’s still one baby step at a time.  And , like most people, we are impatient to see things in place producing. But Gardening is a lesson in process for sure.  Here’s where things started last Sunday morning…. We laid out the beginnings of rows.

Then, after filling all the raised beds full of amazing rich Kurtz Brothers organic soil, gifted to us by Local Matters who got funding to support 40 urban gardens in Weinland Park,

we spent time planning out where all the plants would go, creating the best relationships between plants and environments.  For example, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, and oregano complement each others’ flavors and like drier more well- drained soil than celery, dill, lettuce, onions, and scallions.

The bounty of plants is thanks to Weilands Gourmet Market, who donated their unsold end of the season plants to support the beginnings of 4th Street Farms and our work in engaging the community around gardening, sustainable agriculture, and eating locally.

Join us this next Sunday as we get the last of the plants in the ground, build tomato cages out of hog fence, and tidy up the space.  Bring a neighbor, build community!

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