Planting is underway here at the first community garden to be established at an ACCT apartment site. Four raised-bed plots will be stewarded by the first community gardeners. They have dedicated time this winter deciding how to maintain the beds, establishing open communication regarding garden upkeep, set up a composting system for the site, and sharing seeds generously donated by the Vermont Community Garden Network and High Mowing.
While the gardeners look forward to the potential of expanding their garden next season, right now they are looking forward to harvesting all manner of peas, tomatoes, greens, kale, herbs, flowers, and more.
Other residents have plans to plant, too, though they aren’t participating in the McKnight Lane Community Garden. One household plans on continuing their annual spring tradition of planting petunias on their front porch, as well as cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets – a great way to increase yield without having to stake anything in the ground.