Monday, April 28, 2008

Guerrilla Gardening in Cincinnati, Pt. 2

(Part 1 is below this post)

Long shot of the work... the garden was built in a high traffic space that enters a public park with playgrounds, tennis court and ball fields

Usually we like to get local bulk compost, but b/c we were in an unfamiliar area and had a long drive back home, we decided to bite-the-bullet and get manure and peat moss from Lowes

I missed the shot when we added the second truck load of rock, but you can see that is now higher as we get ready to plant. We try to use heirloom seeds/organic seeds. When we have the opportunity we also prefer to use plants we have already started growing

Then we posed for a group shot next to the finished garden

As we packed up and I walked over to take the last shot, the rain began to fall. A perfect day! The sticks in the garden are clothespins with the plants written on them so people know what is in the garden. During the day I talked to a lot of the neighborhood people and explained what we were doing and the response was very positive. I even gave my contact info to people in a community organization that were wanting to build more gardens. This was our first garden outside our local area and the first one we had done with students that are taking one of our classes. It was an amazing experience that came at the perfect time. A heartfelt thanks to the NKU students who chose the site and provided the inspiration for the garden. I'll post pictures as they send them to us throughout the summer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very uplifting! Thanks for being the best kind of guerrilla.