Sunday, 29 June 2014

Notes from the Community Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out to our community meeting on June 23rd. We'll have more updates soon (hopefully with plans for breaking ground!) but for now, here's a glimpse at some of the questions and answers that we discussed at the meeting:

What does “Community Garden” mean to you?

  • Common good for all
  • Open to everyone, no need or expectation to attend the church
  • A place of learning
  • All ages and abilities finding some way to participate
  • Sharing knowledge, having successful garden for our community
  • A place of learning

 *Thank you to the person who brought up the second point. No, there is no expectation for anyone to attend church services at Kimbourne Park—though you are always welcome.

What would you like to learn?

  • Mulching – how long does it take to break down?
  • Composting I have a box but it is hit and miss
  • What is permaculture garden? How to care for community garden
  • How to grow a plan until harvest (mine die beforehand :) )
  • Methods of gardening all concepts which enhance food growth and community
  • Raised beds
  • Composting

What would you love to grow?

  • Perennial fruit bushes:
    • blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, huckleberries
  • Espaliered dwarf trees:
    • peaches, pears, apples, plums, cherries (sweet & sour)
  • Squash
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • lettuce
  • melons
  • strawberries
  • beets
  • peas
  • beans
  • tomatoes
  • greens
  • lettuce
  • parsley
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • dill

 So many exciting ideas! We can't wait to get our hands in the dirt.

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