Progress continues on GrowUptown
, the Petersen Garden Project community garden at the former Stewart School. The raised beds are installed and are being filled with soil, the pavers are done, and the wrought iron fencing is in place. Shouldn't be long now before the gardeners can start doing their thing.
They look like coffins! Its hard to believe that 10 beautiful trees were cut down for this; I hope this works out.ReplyDelete
I agree with your statement about the trees being cut down.Delete
"I think that I shall never *SEE*";--
"A poem as lovely as a *TREE*"!!
From poem "Trees", by Joyce Kilmer
Eli, Peterson Garden Project is a well run 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on building communities, teaching people how to become sustainable gardeners, and giving back.Delete
To you they may look like coffins, but sometimes beautiful things start out ugly and sometimes ugly things are beautiful, it's a matter of context and knowledge. These will be verdant gardens soon and for many summers to come. Consider signing up for a plot!
Full disclosure: I have a plot here and am excited to urban garden for another season.
It looks like all plots are sold out here. Bummer. I would have liked to try it out.Delete
Not to be a Debbie Downer but... I usually plant my garden in spring.ReplyDelete
You can plant a garden anytime. There are gorgeous fall blossoms like mums. Plus, if you plant before Mother's Day in Chicago, you're asking for trouble. Wait until September and see what grows!Delete
These are vegetable gardens, so no mums. And yes, it's a late start for 2018. But next year, this garden will open in April, like the other Peterson Gardens - it's a small space, 4'x8' so the best use is to plant early and often! Root veggies, like carrots and radishes, can go in before the last frost.Delete