Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Year Ago Today

We broke ground on Campbell Community Garden one year ago today! After many months of planing, fundraising, and permitting, volunteers from Landscape East and West arrived at the Campbell School Grounds on Saturday April 28, 2012, to install water lines into the garden site.

Campbell Community Garden, April 28, 2012
First day of construction; waterlines and hose bibs installed,
 professional labor and materials donated by Landscape East & West. 

Today the garden is thriving! To date we have donated 978 pounds of food grown in the garden; novice gardeners have successfully grown and harvested veggies to feed their families; we have learned a lot from tips shared by experienced gardeners, learned from our mistakes, and made many new friends.

Campbell Community Garden, April 28, 2013
Most gardens have early spring crops started, and one gardener has taken the plunge
and planted warm weather crops including tomatoes.

The 2013 growing season is off to an awesome start. Many gardeners are returning for a second year, and the vacated gardens have all been filled. We have already harvested 117 pounds of veggies (mostly greens and herbs) to donate and have set a donation goal of 2,000 pounds to be donated by the end of the year. We have started in on building a bed for rhubarb, next we will work on our blueberry patch and build a shed.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped us get to this one year milestone!

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