I spent two years dreaming of sun-warmed tomatoes, towering sunflowers and home-grown salad greens before a spot opened in my community garden in Washington, D.C.
When I first met plot 56 in September of 2015, it was a mound of grasses, vines and cilantro gone to seed.
I had no experience with a vegetable garden of my own, but I knew I was just the person to tame this 4- by 8-foot raised bed. I grew up watching my dad grow veggies. I worked on a flower farm in high school. And I trained as a plant biologist. So I know something about encouraging a seed to grow.
Here I am in 2015 confidently posed by the weeds I was ready to conquer.
Help Us Make The Community Garden Grow!
We need volunteers of all sorts, especially for our Board of Directors who are moving the process forward each month.
Join us and plant the seeds of a new garden in your neighborhood!
Learn more about community gardens with these books
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** Many of these books may be available from your local library.
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