In our culture of instantaneous gratification we often have to remind ourselves that most good things take time. This is something that we gardeners get the chance to practice often.
We are putting in the prep work now for our Food Forest, including a blueberry patch, which we will harvest from for many years to come. And also planting our garlic plot.
The thing about community gardens is that they come in seemingly infinite forms.
This August 2015 The Garden Project staff Sandhya Tillotson (Executive Director), Brooke Frazer (Manna Garden Manager), and Mia Carrasco-Songer (Ohana Kuleana Community Garden) headed to Denver for the 36th Annual National Conference on Community Gardening hosted by the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) in the phenomenal Denver Botanic Gardens.
A once in a lifetime experience:
Sandhya, Brooke, and Mia with the infamous Corpse Flower,
a 5ft tall flower which only blooms once every 8-20 years and releases a foul odor.
We celebrated the 9th Annual Tour de Farms, a bike tour highlighting what is unique, healthy and homegrown in our agricultural and gardening community.
Historically hosted by Growing Partners and CSU Extension, this year The Garden Project was honored to organize the tour with CSU Extension. The tour was sold out for both the short and long routes and we had over 100 folks participate!Read more
Permaculture is for everyone. That's what I left the Colorado Permaculture Convergence with this weekend.
As we experience this changing climate, shortage of water, excess of waste, and degradation of our beautiful land and wonderful communities permaculture provides a guiding path to action.
Permaculture is the philosophy of working with the natural cycles and systems to create an abundance for all. At the 2015 Colorado Permaculture Convergence, hosted by the Permaculture Provision Project in Cortez, CO, we got to celebrate the people and projects working on permaculture in the Southwest and learn from the skilled, experience speakers.
Grant Curry, one of our hosts, inspired us to think beyond sustainability, which he described as having your nose just above water. Closing speaker, Joel Glanzberg, reminded us that we may feel the urge to jump all in and become a permaculturist with our own off-the-grid homestead complete with water catchment system, food forest, and a composting toilet but we need everybody (doctors, teachers, lawyers, homemaker, restaurant owners...everyone!) to think like nature.Read more