work party in the garden


Saturday was spent in the school garden, with a work crew of around twenty people. It was amazing how quickly all the work, that I had been putting off, got finished. And people seemed to be enjoying themselves! There was even mention of continuing the work we had started with a monthly work day. I am all for it!

I have spent the last three years working in the garden mostly on my own. The kids come in to plant and harvest but the maintenance has always been done solely by me. I thought I had tried to get others involved but no one seemed interested. I guess I didn’t try hard enough.

Now we have three newly cleared beds that are ready for planting. We have never, in the history of the garden, had all the beds planted with seeds. Usually there are two or three that are full of weeds or some other volunteer plant that attract beneficial bugs, so I leave it. All I have to do now is get some more seeds!

Hurray for community!!

p424001006clearing for the Zen garden

p424001308planting giant pumpkins

p424001409they found some baby carrots in the dirt!

p424001510making room for a avocado tree!!




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2 Comments on “work party in the garden”

  1. Stef Alonso
    April 27, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Nicolas has some pumpkin seeds he would like to donate.

    • melissadavisfood
      April 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

      we would love to accept! maybe he can come to a work party and plant them?

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