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Veg Gardens

I found this video and it got me thinking, what if we here in America had laws and the politicians thinking this way.  The other really good point this video brings up is with all the concerns about being eco-friendly, sustainable and peak oil, it can get overwhelming.  In a way it doesn’t matter whether or not peak oil is happening, whether there is such thing as global warming, we should be taking on the goals of sustainability for a plethora of reasons.

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.