Garden project ends to make way for expected development
Joe Mingle, leader of the Union Corners Garden project invites residents to take advantage of mulch and compost that will no longer be used for urban gardens at the Union Corners site. Joe writes that the huegelkultur beds installed by the Permaculture Guild did great despite the drought.
A good crop of lettuce was had in the Spring. But the extreme summer heat and drought took its tol and “working the raised beds on the cement slab was like gardening on some desolate moonscape.”
With Union Corners maybe seeing groundbreaking as early as next spring the garden beds will be “swept away” once development does start. Mingle says that the beds were built largely from compost donated by the County so neighbors should haul it away for their gardens. He adds that if you can identify any perennials you’d like to have from the decorative beds please dig them up and take them home.
Learn more about the garden project here