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Omelet’s Story

So for many you, you know I run community gardens and recently a gardener of mine submitted a story about their experience and the little life lesson they gleaned.  We have a rooster (named Omelet) at our garden and he is a character, he is the one that inspired this story.  So enjoy, I am done with the conference in New Orleans today and am heading back to Charlotte tonight.

Chicken Update

Thought I’d show you an update on the chickens!  They are now 3 months old.  Rhode Island Reds at the community garden I run.

Chickens In Their New Home

Recently I have moved the chicks, who are now all grown up, to their new home in the coop I built.  The first day was an adjustment for them because it was soooo hot outside, but they are doing well and seem very happy.

My Little Side Project

Hey all!  So I know I have shared many things on gardening, but I wanted to share a project I have been working on and am very excited about.  I have recently launched a community garden here in Charlotte, NC.  I was volunteering with some folks one day who I found out through an off hand comment that they wanted a garden.  They were saying that they had always wanted one, but didn’t know how to go about doing it.  So after talking with them, I discovered they had 8 acres that they didn’t use!

Well 8 acres is a bit much for a brand new garden so we decided on 5000 square feet for the first year.  You can see the satellite photo above where we tilled up the land.

So from these humble beginnings we have progressed a long way!  We now have 20 gardeners, from all walks of life, religions, incomes, ethnicity etc.  Of the food we grow, approximately 10% is donated to food banks.  We have big plans for next year, but its been a great growing season so far.  Check out the latest photos from our garden.


Community Gardens

Hey all, I wanted to reach out and get some support from you all.  I work for a non-profit and I am working to start 10 new community gardens by submitting my idea to Pepsi’s “Refresh Everything” campaign.  Basically I have my idea, you all vote for it once a day, every day and if I have enough votes to be in the top ten projects, I will get the funding.

Go here to vote once a day, every day!

http://www.refresheverything.com/handsoncharlotte