And All the Boards Did Shrink

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Hello all, a lot has been happening at the garden on Frankford. New things are popping up nearly every day, we built a water tower and a large haul was harvested from the garden and shared with the congregation at Circle.

We have been having a bit of trouble with water though. When I left on Sunday, we were down to about a gallon, and we had just transplanted a bunch of free plants we received. 

Dan judiciously watering a lavender transplant.
Dan judiciously watering a lavender transplant.

 We built a water tower Memorial Day weekend. Here are a couple of pictures: 

This is during the installation
This is during the installation

  

Dan makes some final adjustments.
Dan makes some final adjustments.

  

Dan admires our work.
Dan admires our work.

 While the water tower looks impressive, we have yet to fill it up with water, and we need the water badly. Rachel has been dealing with the water department to get a key and a hose adapter for the hydrant on the corner. It seems we are low priority. When we do get it though, we will run a hose from the hydrant to fill up the water tower. We can then water the garden from the tower. Until then, we pray for rain and some motivation for the water department.

The garden has done really well, considering how little water we have had. It has made me more conscious of the value of water as a resource, how privileged we are, and how we have grown to just expect it. It has made me more disciplined with its use.

If you were at Circle of Hope’s Public Meeting on Sunday, then maybe you got to enjoy some of the fresh greens, radishes and strawberries that Melissa and Rachel harvested on Sunday. 

Melissa and Rachel in the strawberry patch.
Melissa and Rachel in the strawberry patch.

 I hope you got some of the strawberries

Wow!
Wow!

 I have never eaten strawberries that were this fresh and delicious. 

Goodness.
Goodness.

Here is a picture of the haul on Sunday. 

Give thanks!
Give thanks!

There is a lot going on at the garden. We are building a new walk, weeding beds, topping chives, planning to build trellises, and picking strawberries nearly every day-they have to be picked regularly, or the plants will get tired and stop producing new fruit. It’s fun, they get all warm and you pop one in your mouth and BOOM! awesome flavor.

If you want to come out and be a part of it, hook up with Dan or Rachel; you will be able to learn a lot from these two. Or if you are cruising by on the 5 bus or whatever, stop and say hello and see what’s up. 

Be well,

Stephan

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2 Responses to “And All the Boards Did Shrink”

  1. Dan Says:

    Nice pics, good info. Good work!

  2. joshuagrace Says:

    great post, stephan! the garden is lookin awesome

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