1st Time Volunteer
Hi folks. I noticed a neglected community garden last year while riding the bicycle through the city. It was a High School project the year before then forgotten. It's next to an historic site behind an auto service station in a rough neighborhood.
Three plans have been submitted, all focus around raised beds. The only water is from the service station if we have permission, it's up to the day manager. And 100 feet of hose just to get it to the garden. So basically ~ no easy water.
What is it with raised beds? These folks are ready to spend thousands of dollars on hardscape & plants. I'm offering a few plants and my limited gardening expertise. High schoolers will spend a few days preparing and planting the beds in a few weeks. Yes, July. What can survive the season without water in raised beds? We are in Massachusetts USDA Zone 6A. The garden is 40 X 80 feet.
Here is the garden last month after one dedicated woman spent serious time cleaning it up.