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Topic: Not my garden... OUR garden! (massive post w/ tonnes of leafy green veggie pics)  (Read 3629 times)
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« on: November 17, 2008 04:22:40 AM »

I was a little unsure where to post this, only because once we harvest the proceeds will be going to charity, but since we're still in the growing stage, i thought here was the most appropriate board!

Anyway, my bestie decided a while ago she wanted to create a community garden that grew veggies for charitable purposes, and i just get so excited by growing things, i couldn't help but share with everyone on here!!
It started as a long, skinny, weed infested patch of ground behind the local library...

The tree in the middle of the frame is actually an ancient lemon tree that we figure has been there since the dawn of time!

The weed clearing began...

The tree in this pic isn't the lemon tree. This tree is the one thats to the right of the frame in the top pic... does that make sense? Just to give you some scope of the size of land we have been kindly leant by the Prospect city council.

All cleaned up now!

The weed mat has worked a treat, considering what was all over this place when we first arrived!

We got beds! (and tiny sprouting plants)

In the bottom left corner are some onions my friend had already been cultivating!

More sprouting!

Right down the back you can just make out our trellis compost bin!

Now we have plants!!

corn!

MONSTER Rocket!

Broccoli at the front and tomatoes up the back!

Better shot of the tomatoes!

Pumpkin!

Silverbeet!!!!

Thats no all there is tho, we've got all sorts of herbs, garlic, capsicum, potatoes, onions and of course the ancient lemon tree!

oh and this is our gorgeous mascot Sproutling...

drawn by our amazing and talented cohort NICKAS http://www.flickr.com/photos/grizz_mo/!

Check our myspace and facebook for more!
http://www.myspace.com/prospect_garden
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prospect-Community-Kitchen-Garden/30780480119?ref=share

A big cheers goes out to The city of Prospect council, Eden Seeds and Wilsons' Organics, along with Adelaide Fresh and everyone else who helped us get this off the ground!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008 04:25:05 AM »

Just out of intrest...
Is anyone else involved with community gardens?
I'd be well keen for some story swapping etc.!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008 06:39:56 AM »

What a lovely gift!  For those of us who garden and it's the winter season, this is a real treat.  And you are doing wonderful things.  Your garden is gorgeous.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008 10:38:38 AM »

ooh that's amazing! i wish i was part of a project like that. your crops look like they're growing well. let us know what you get when you harvest! =) Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008 01:55:00 PM »

What a wonderful giving project.  The process looks great with everyone helping.  Your plants look great.  I hope you have a huge yield.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008 05:04:55 PM »

What a wonderful idea.  It makes me think of the edible estate projects, you should check it out www.edibleestates.org
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008 02:51:17 AM »

AMAZING!!
I'm going to pass it on to the rest of the crew!

Thanks for the positive feedback y'all!

It's been great all mucking in and doing the work, because its pretty much just getting dirty with our friends! The local council were looking for more 'youth groups' and there are about 20 of us ranging in age from 17 to about 28, mostly under 25.
EVERYONE should have a community garden!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 02:41:24 PM »

What a great idea!  I plan on having a garden in my front yard next year, keeping in mind that it may get raided my neighbor kids.  But if that's what gets them eating fresh food, or interested in garden, it's worth it.  Have you tried any "guerilla gardening"?  I have planted a few veggies in public places before and my brother makes a habit of planting fruit trees in public spots, so eventually the community will have some free food.  I just came across the group "Fallen Fruit" which maps all of the publicly accesible fruit trees in Los Angeles. 
Everything looks so delicious!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009 02:28:20 PM »

So we've got a working bee this weekend, i'll be taking more pics and posting them up too... you should see our corn... it's HUGE!!
What a great idea!  I plan on having a garden in my front yard next year, keeping in mind that it may get raided my neighbor kids.  But if that's what gets them eating fresh food, or interested in garden, it's worth it.  Have you tried any "guerilla gardening"?  I have planted a few veggies in public places before and my brother makes a habit of planting fruit trees in public spots, so eventually the community will have some free food.  I just came across the group "Fallen Fruit" which maps all of the publicly accesible fruit trees in Los Angeles. 
Everything looks so delicious!!

No guerilla gardening yet... soon, my friend, soon!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009 04:50:19 AM »

I wish my garden looked that nice! It must've been so much work, but totally well worth it!
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