Eight days ago the mulch pile for the Garland Community Garden looked like the photo above--a pile about six feet high. Today, it looks like the photo below--spread evenly and ready for raised beds. With the space currently covered in mulch, we have room for 13 more beds. After these beds as built, we plan to beg the city for another load. Sometime in the coming weeks we will spread about three feet of sand between the mulch and the border of the licensed area for our garden plot.
Today Margie Rogers and I worked six hours today spreading the mulch. Here is a photo of Margie below. Thank you Margie. Charlie, Robert, Jeane and Burgi also worked earlier in the week speading mulch. Thank you all too!
Not only is the mulch spread, the first raised bed has been built and Loving Garland Green is ready for our Installation Party tomorrow morning (Saturday April 12 at 11 AM). Below we have a photo of Burgi Bartlett and Ashley, a newcomer to Loving Garland Green. They are installing the strings that will mark off the planting squares for the square foot garden. This first bed will have 28 square feet of planting space. Tomorrow, members of Loving Garland Green will each bring a plant for one of the squares. Gene Rogers, one of our members, will bring four ollas that will be planted and used for water conservation.
Nancy Lovett stopped by today to drop off some plants and to offer encouragement. Thank you Nancy! By the way, be sure to attend the plant sale the Dallas Garden Glub is holding. The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club will host an organic plant sale, offering vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, pass-alongs and hard-to-find plants. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 1316 N. Floyd Road, Richardson. For a partial list of plants for sale, see gdogc.org. I'm attending!