This season, we were able to finish building the garden to the point that the plots were rented out and produce was planted. We have seen many of our plot owners flourish with vegetables and plants of choice. We were also able to get all of the wood donated from Home Depot for the building of the plots, which saved a lot of money.
What challenges did or does your project face?
This summer is one of the hottest summers we’ve experienced in a long time, so we’re having some scorching issues and trying to figure out the best way to shade the plants better. We are also still raising money for finishing touches on the project.
How are you working to overcome them?
For the shade, we have made some make-shift garden shields that help reduce the amount of direct sunlight. We’re also working with our local Master Gardener chapter for additional options
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
This project can be a lot to take on. There are many small details and additions to the community gardens that start to add up. Finding the perfect land for the garden is important, since you’ll want to be sure there is enough sunlight and shade. Working with local Master Gardeners has been a huge help! They have really given a lot of great advice.