As promised, here are a couple of photos of the garden, about an hour after the summer solstice. Plants are super thirsty. Hopefully not too stressed with the >90F week! Summer is here. See you next Tuesday.
Arugula, red lettuce, and peas (all ready to eat)
Strawberries, tomatoes, and peas (less thirsty now)
Tonight marked the first weekly worknight. We're going to go with tradition and continue to meet Tuesdays at 7 pm. Regular maintenance is keeping the weeds down (phew!). Let's keep it that way.
Unfortunately I left before taking photos of the lettuce and arugula (I did taste them - yum!) but given that it will be over 90F the next couple days, I'm pretty sure that I will be back to water. Stay tuned for photos. If you are passing by, the peas are also ready to be enjoyed.
This Thursday we'll also give a drink and some support to the tomatoes. We ran out of time (and materials) tonight. Special thanks to the amazing micro-weeder Max from Olympia.
Happy Summer Solstice to all (Wednesday June 20th, 7:09 pm)
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.