It’s been a year, and the BAUUC Community Garden is still around! Not that there was any doubt about it, but it’s nice to be able to look back and consider that a once-neglected space now provides fresh produce for our families and local food banks.
We’ll be having our Spring Garden Meeting soon – date and time to be posted. We’ll also try to get some energy into a couple of stalled projects and bring in a few new gardeners. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for the Urban Harvest “Spring Fling” on Saturday, April 6th at the Creston MBC Garden. It’s a chance to meet other community gardeners and share vegetable growing tips, seeds and lunch!
Okay, so this isn’t directly related to the church’s community garden, but it is about bees at the church, and bees are important for gardens, and I need a place to post some photos, and I’m still running the blog… so there.
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I can name 89 youth and adults and another 17 children who have shown up to participate in the community garden project since we began back in October 2011. We had workdays where 5 year-olds and 70+ year-olds were working side-by-side building raised beds. We hosted a gardening class which attracted outside participants to our church on a weekday night. We invited a group of young men to work with us to help fulfill their community service obligations. And in this way we took an ignored patch of land and we built a garden. WOW!
This past weekend was something of a capstone for the garden build. Last Thursday, over 40 cubic yards of soil was delivered from The Ground Up for use in the vegetable beds. Over the next three days, all of the soil was moved into the garden.
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A few Sundays ago, a group of eleven BAUUC youth and advisors went to the Harbor Tree apartment complex near the church. The group went to inform the residents about our project and how they could participate in the garden.
Thank you to our canvassers: Kris Berthold, Christina Croson, Patrick Gibbs, Jenny Jenks, Anna Klinger, Job Rameriz, Megan Riordan, Kellynn Sembera, Keegan Taylor, Nathaniel Throop and Amanda Wehrman.
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