Saturday, 30 May 2015

Free Soil and AccessPoint on Danforth

Thursday evening, we were lucky enough to get some free soil from AccessPoint on Danforth. This community hub (with some pretty impressive programming and facilities) had more soil delivered than their rooftop garden could use. So they shared the wealth with a number of other gardens in the area.

One of the neatest things about this project has been meeting other groups doing gardening, food programming, and environmental initiatives in our community. This network is especially visible on Twitter (you can follow us at @GardenKimbourne, by the way), but nothing compares to visiting another garden in person. This one has been established for five years. It makes you wonder how our space will look after that length of time!
The beautiful rooftop garden at AccessPoint
Clever raised beds on the rooftop garden
Interested in checking out AccessPoint on Danforth's garden yourself? Stop by on a Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon.
Thanks to Gail and Gord for offering their labour and transportation to get the soil to Garden@Kimbourne.
The amount of soil left on the roof perfectly matched the amount of space we had to transport it. Factoring in, of course, the impossibility of filling a bin right up if you want to be able to lift it. Good soil is heavy!
We'll be spreading this soil, among other tasks, during our Permablitz on Sunday, May 31st between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Join us!

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