Friday, May 20, 2011

NY Times article on community gardens (with cool numbers)

Back on May 1, the New York Times had a fun article about community gardening in New York CIty.  I loved that they figured out that 67 community gardens on 1.7 acres grew 87,700 pounds of vegetables, including 29,682 pounds of tomatoes, and 5,505 pounds of chard.

Someday, we're going to have to figure out how to measure how much produced we grow at the 200 Foot Garden.  Maybe a scale and a notebook hanging on the fence?  Who knows.  For now, our exact amount will have to remain a mystery.

quick update:  we've had a long stretch of cool rainy weather, which has been good for the snow peas, which are now starting to climb up the fence.  The weather has also kept us from planting the tomato and pepper seedlings that Keff and Nathan have been growing, and from getting new seeds in the ground.  Right now, we're planning a planting day for Saturday, May 28, to get more seeds and plants ready to go.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great article on community gardening.

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