It’s been a busy week for the garden here at Open Door. Here are a few updates:
- With the help of Kinfe and Mary, we finally got our raised bed built! We will be using it for perennial herbs and placing it right next to the South Garden.
- After some time trying to figure out a drip irrigation system for our South Garden, we have decided to place soaker hoses throughout the plots instead. After a few test runs yesterday, it looks like this system is the most efficient and effective. We’re buying more hoses today so that we can finish setting up the entire garden and give everything a good watering before another hot weekend!
- Mary’s Job Club worked hard on Thursday to filter our compost and bring it to the raised bed. Students shoveled compost from a huge pile into a shopping cart which helped to separate big rocks, sticks, and other debris from the dirt. Teacher Barb’s class also helped out by watering the tomato seedlings and the North garden.
Up next: planting our perennial herbs!