The Compost is here (and so is our first work day--this Saturay, 8:30am)
So we got our load of compost today, about 3 yards of it. It'd be nice to be able to use even more, but because the soil is so close to the level of the sidewalk, there really isn't room for more than about 2 inches of additional material.
Now that it's here, we're going to need help spreading it all out. So if you're in Brookline, please come help out at our first work day of 2010. We'll meet at the garden, 99 Kent Street, this Saturday (March 20), from 8:30am-10:30am. (Rain date is Sunday at 8:30 am). If you have a shovel and/or wheelbarrow, please bring them along. Our goal will be to spread the compost along the entire garden and dig it in. If we have enough hands, the work will go fast.
The 200 Foot Garden is a community garden/art project, to create a commuter garden in Brookline, Massachusetts (near 99 Kent Street). Our hope is to add some beauty and delight to a very everyday stretch of sidewalk and chain-link fence. It's also our hope to remind people that healthy vegetables can be grown in all sorts of environments, not just farms or big yards or community garden plots. The 200 Foot Garden is also a way to bring together neighbors in a project designed to share good things with the people around us.
The project is headed by Patrick and Tracy Gabridge. In our everyday lives, Patrick is a novelist and playwright, and Tracy is a librarian.
The budget for this comes out of our pockets and from donations from folks like you. If you'd like to donate funds to help us buy seeds, compost, and other supplies for the garden, please click the button below.