We had a great work day yesterday. The weather was perfect and the work went quickly, with Keff, Nathan, Tracy, Noah, and me all hard at work. We weeded, watered, planted a couple tomatoes and marigolds, and we also thinned out the chard, kale, and mustard greens. The mustard greens sprouted really well, and we picked a big bag that we split up between us. I had them in a salad for dinner tonight, and they were delicious. Incredibly tender and mild, and taste just like the start of summer to me. Noah picked more than 200 snow pea pods, and I'm sure between altogether we picked well over a pound. We brought more than half a pound home with us, and with the rain we're getting, there will be plenty more (as long as we keep them picked) on the vines soon. The pea plants are reaching high above the top of the fence, as tall as my head now.
The 200 Foot Garden is a community garden/art project, to create a commuter garden in Brookline, Massachusetts (near 99 Kent Street). Our hope is to add some beauty and delight to a very everyday stretch of sidewalk and chain-link fence. It's also our hope to remind people that healthy vegetables can be grown in all sorts of environments, not just farms or big yards or community garden plots. The 200 Foot Garden is also a way to bring together neighbors in a project designed to share good things with the people around us.
The project is headed by Patrick and Tracy Gabridge. In our everyday lives, Patrick is a novelist and playwright, and Tracy is a librarian.
The budget for this comes out of our pockets and from donations from folks like you. If you'd like to donate funds to help us buy seeds, compost, and other supplies for the garden, please click the button below.