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In our fourth season:
- We harvested over 2,600 pounds of produce from the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden.
- Collaborated on a Conservation Workshop Series with the La Plata Conservation District.
(Update: We received a grant for a second year of funding! See you for more workshops in 2017.)
Workshops in 2016 included:
Home Vermicomposting: How Worm Poop is Good for Your Garden
Your Health and the Microbiomes in your Gut & Garden
Weed ID and Control Tool Box
Fall Soil Health: Give Back to Your Garden (We got a Broadfork for the garden!)
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Worked on creating paradise with a Permaculture Consultant, Grant Curry from the Permaculture Provision Project, to create a Food Forest Field Guide and to plant and care for our Food Forest. We planted 4 more guilds! Including
Started having potlucks after each workday, so we could gather together over food starting with an inspiration moment!
Enjoyed the gifts each of our garden ‘ohana has to offer the garden and community; including ‘Ohana Yoga, taught by our garden ‘ohana Joy.
Gathered for Monday Nights with Marye, a group of ‘ohana self-organizing evening workdays to care for the herb garden and food forest.
Garden Manager Mia attended a Leadership Training to better grow a healthier community by empowering and engaging people to use their experience, passion, skills, and knowledge to shape our community.
Started a mentorship program which paired experienced gardeners with beginner gardeners!
Attended the Four Corners Annual Permaculture Convergence, thanks to 2 scholarship from by Growing Spaces Growing Domes, to further integrate this philosophy of Permaculture into our garden and garden culture
2013 marked the first season for the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden (OKCG) located on the north side of town at 564 E 30th Street, right below Riverview Elementary. Ohana Kuleana are Hawaiian terms that means “Community Responsibility: we all own each other’s actions.”
The garden is on a half-acre plot with over 12,000 square feet of growing space (4,500 sf berm surrounding the garden and 7,500 sf of plots). There are 45 plots available to be rented for the season (May-October)
Member fees are $75 for the growing season (includes 8 workshops) and a commitment of 2 volunteer hours per month.
Monthly workdays bring garden members together to share in hard work, harvest, and laughter.
Workshops provide education on organic gardening methods for the whole community.
- Parking area
- Porta-potty during the growing season
- 8 ft tall fence for wildlife
- Irrigation system
- Information board
- Permaculture garden design
- Permaculture food forest on the berm
- Education Pavilion
- Benches and tables
- Wheel-chair accessible bed
- Insectory for beneficial insects
- Compost system
Plans for the future include:
- Entryway landscaping
- Outdoor Kitchen / Cob Oven
- Rain garden
- Tool shed
- Bike racks
- Educational Signs
Location and Directions
OKCG is located on the north side of town at 564 E 30th Street on the corner of E 30th Stand 6th Avenue right below Riverview Elementary. Just 5 blocks from the Animas River Trail and 4 from transit stop #246 (29th St. & 4th Ave.) on Route 2 (FLC/North) it is convenient and easily accessible by transit, bike, or foot!
Driving directions: (Coming from Main Ave.) Turn onto E 32nd, take the first right after crossing over the river, take a left on E 30th Street, drive until it dead ends at 6th Avenue. The Garden will be on your right up the gravel drive.