Our three yards of compost arrived today. This is something we'll need to do, year after year, because the soil is fairly poor, and we take a lot out of it every season. We'll be moving the compost onto the garden tomorrow morning (Saturday), from 10am-Noon. We've just got one wheelbarrow, but plenty of shovels for turning the compost into the soil.
(I already got a head start on shoveling this morning, because part of the pile was blocking the driveway, so I had to move it. Gave me a good excuse to get out in the sunshine. I also had a chance to trim the trees by the garden a little, so we won't bump our heads on the branches, and we'll get a tiny bit more morning sun on those blocks.)
And here's how the garden looks in early April. Not much now, but just wait a couple months.
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.