You are cordially invited

to a virtual tour of the brand new in 2009 FLC community garden.

The garden plot is located on the church property and was designed and built by members of the congregation. The entire plot is fenced in with two raised walkways, each with a separate gated entrance like the one above. Twelve families are gardening a ten by ten plot each (three rows of four plots). The following set of pictures shows just a pinch of the diversity in plants, landscaping styles, and personality of the individual gardeners. I chose just a few to share on the blog. The cost of the project was split evenly between the twelve families.

The rain barrel.

This was a surprise that I found when we went today. I'm not even sure who brought it. Two weeks ago it wasn't there and Tim and the boys had to cart water in from the bathroom in our watering cans. We discussed bringing a bucket to just leave in the corner of our plot so we didn't have to bring water back and forth in case we wanted to garden when the church wasn't open. Problem solved!

The corner plot is ours, you can see we haven't spent as much time as some. Part of that is the fact my early plants are all at home. We also still have some hot peppers to be transplanted here. In this garden will be more peas (just planted today), cabbage, green beans, extra tomatoes, extra green peppers, extra onions, and maybe a few other things. I need to see how it looks once everything is up. Some of the other families have put down mulch walkways. I like the visual appeal, but I don't know if I will do that or not.

We had a service of dedication when the garden was finished being built. That night our Pastor reminded us that gardens are not just a place of work, but also a place of rest. He brought us two green chairs, one for each path to provide us a place to rest our feet when we are in the garden.

I had the opportunity to work in the garden with only Caleb today, which was a real treat for both of us. Aidan and Tim were at Cub Scouts and Kylee fell asleep on the way to church so we just let her sleep in the car (we could see her and all the doors to the van were open). He doesn't usually pay much attention when we are all out, but he was very helpful by himself! He was all wet and muddy by the end, but all the better in my opinion!


Meredith said...

Thanks for showing us around, Heidi! It looks like such a great project...even better up close than from the highway!

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